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Pizza Delivery by drone in mumbai by Francesco Pizzeria

By Agnès Sosa Lacomba

As we know, the world of Logistics is improving day by day. Nowadays, a set of new technologies are appearing and stomping to stay. Among them we can find the use of drones, a technology that we discussed in class, and with this post, I wanted to show two videos that serve as examples to see how they are beginning to be used in real life.
In the first one, we can see a pizzeria in Mumbai that uses drones for home delivery: 
In the second one, we can see how a German company has begun to develop the use of drones to satisfy medical needs. The goal of this company is to improve existing emergency infrastructure with a network of drones. This new type of drones can go over 100km/h and reaches its destination within 1 minute, which increases chance of survival from 8% to 80%! This drone folds up and becomes a toolbox for all kind of emergency supplies. Future implementations will also serve other use cases such as drowning, diabetes, respiratory issues and traumas.
With both videos we can see some of the great advantages of drones: speed, flexible working hours, no personal cost, and overall total cost reduction.
Although current drones are even smaller operators that can withstand loads of little weight, there is no doubt that in the future, they can get to convert in large appliances capable of supporting any load and can reach much more complex operations. 

This drivable car was 3D printed in 44 hours

By Rakel Amatriain

In this video you can see how they make the Shell of a car with a 3D printer. As we know, this is new technology that can revolutionize the world of logistics. In this example, the design and the processing the vehicle takes 4 months since they have the idea till they printed it while a normal car takes years. Also doing with a 3D printer is more efficient because you use the amount of material that you need and in the conventional industry they waste a lot of material and this is a waste of money too.
At the same time they use more compact peaces which decrease the complexity and this reduce the number of errors. With this technology the cost of producing a car will be lower.
But the problem is that with this system you have to produce the car one by one and now they produce thousands at the same time. So this could be useful to produce some parts of a car or to do more customized cars.

As they say the only limitation is the imagination.

Future Store Smart Check Out – RFID

By Joseph De Cleene 


A few weeks ago in class, we had a guest lecture about reducing set-up and waiting costs in all different kinds of environments.

This video shows how future supermarkets’ check-outs will be. By utilising the RFID (Radio-Frequency IDentification), checking out in supermarkets will go a lot faster! Currently, cashiers have to pick up and scan each product individually. In the future, all the goods will be scanned automatically when walking through the (smart) check-out. This all without taking the products out of the shopping car!

Your entire life is online

By Victor Garcia

Hello guys,

This video show us, how Helena said in class and some of the exposition people, that the facebook data is it very important, and for security of us, not only on the business aspect, if not for our security and privacy.

So, now I just ask you something, to participate in the post. Do you think that it will be a good idea to create a social media page, with more privacy and security, paying for it or watching some ads to not pay? Is it already exists?

It will have some succeed the social media with your own private messages and photos with nobody using it for take some data about it?

Interplanetary Space Logistics: Enabling New Frontiers

By Pol Cos Camañes

Hi! I found this surprising video about how logistics are and can be done in the space; they speak about installing modules or we could even call them small warehouses in for instance the moon, that would be useful as a first stop for a possible tripulation heading to Mars.

Even more, a surprising thing that they show is how storing things change in the space; could you imagine that everything (items, boxes) keeps floating in a 0 (or almost 0) gravity environment? Well, they found a solution which are like “smart” boxes that automatically know (by using something similar to a bar code) which items are inside, and you can check this by using a computer.

It seems that logistics is so relevent that goes further than the Earth itself!

Inside the secret shipping industry

By Laura Silveira Granados

This week Santiago Garcia Milà visted us, he was talking about the logistics of the port of Barcelona. I thought that his lecture was very interesting and made me more curious about logistics about the sea, so I started to search more about it and I realize that we don’t know too much (at least for me) and how “sea blinded” I am. The video below will clarify some aspects of shipping, like how is the life inside a cargo ship, why shipping nowadays is so efficient and much more things! I hope you enjoy it as much as me!

What is Big Data?

By Fien Kerner

Hi everyone!
I found a video online about Big Data and I thought it is interesting enough to share it here. It is related to Juan Ramon Gonzalez’s talk and explains quiet clear what Big Data is and why it’s really important today.

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Tesco Homeplus Virtual Subway Store in South Korea

By Julio ZS

In relation with what professor Parera told us yesterday about the future of big data and how will it affect our daily live, i wanted to show you a project that TESCO, a multinational grocery and general merchandise retailer, is developing in Korea. TESCO is implementing virtual markets in metro stations, so that you can buy products online and have it already when you get home. Thanks to this, you save a huge amount of time that you would have lost otherwise in the market (not necessary to mention that you don’t have to do any queues).

So, relating this post with what Helena said last week about the big waste of time that going to shop to the supermarket represents, TESCO offers a nice logistics solution that can save us a lot of time.

The project has just been implemented, and is on a testing phase, however it seems that it is performing surprisingly well!

Here is the video where TESCO explains what they are doing in Korea!


Moreover, here is a video in which a Tesco employer explains in detail how it works, and how they are implementing this project in the UK, in order to satisfy their online grocery demand.

The stupid EU cookie law in 2½ minutes

By Gemma Puig Esparch


Last friday, Joan Ramon Gonzalez, talked about the famous and problematic cookies. As you probably know, cookies are small text files stored on your computer by your browser used, for example, to remembering whether you’ve visited the site before.

Looking for information, I found that there is a european law for cookies, which in fact requires websites to get consent from visitors to store or retrieve any information on a computer, smartphone or tablet. That’s why everytime we go into a webpage a pop-up appears and doesn’t leave until we accept cookies.

In this video there is a brief explanation of this law and the different options for websites after its application. I hope you enjoy it.

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