The Winners

1st Prize
al.packer

Hannah Rayner and Matt Putman
Loughborough University, United Kingdom

al.packer is a new application that provides a socially sustainable solution to the last mile of package delivery. It abandons the traditional supply chain and introduces a micro-entrepreneur third stakeholder that is guaranteed to accept the delivery. The end customer is able to collect the package when and where (s)he wishes to, which enhances communication, reliability and satisfaction between each stakeholder.  

“This solution takes a different approach by using a third-party’s social network enterprise to bridge the last mile in an efficient way. The solution is practical and easy to run, making it customer-focused,’ says Magnus Oliveira Andersson, Head of Design at Toyota Material Handling Europe”

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2nd Prize
CIPS - combined infrastructure parcel service

Paul Pötzelberger and Mohammad Moradi
Kunsthochschule Berlin-Weissensee, Germany

CIPS - combined infrastructure parcel service - offers an alternative delivery solution using the public transport bus service as the underlying eco-friendly network to provide a faster and more efficient local delivery service. Using bus stations as distribution points, the recipients can set time and location of their preference to pick up their shipment or book a special home delivery service. CIPS helps to bring products closer to consumers, increasing the flexibility and adaptability of distribution networks while using a worldwide available transportation network.  

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3rd Prize
Toyota Bee – Mobile Control Points

David Wolter
Lund University, Sweden

Toyota Bee is based on a HIVE system, consisting of several smaller BEE units and mobile control points. Parcels can be delivered round the clock due to the balanced collaboration between the BEE and its human counterpart. Being able to switch between both a stationary delivery mode and a mobile delivery mode is what makes the Toyota Bee so versatile.  

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People's Choice Award
Gamaru

Edgar Andres Sarmiento
Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design, Italy

With a record number of 1312 votes, the People’s Award goes to Gamaru, a smart cargo solution submitted by Edgar Andres Sarmiento (Istituto d'Arte Applicata e Design, Italy). Gamaru is a smart cargo solution that consists of an online platform and a fleet of stations that are able to switch their position automatically within a city, based on real-time analysis of deliveries due and transportation.  

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Award ceremony

On April 24th 2018 the winners of Toyota Logistic Design Competition 2018 were announced in Pavilion 32 at the CeMAT fair in Hannover. CeMAT is part of the Hannover Messe – one of the world’s largest and best-known industrial events.

The ceremony was held together with the Toyota Logistics Engineering Challenge. Both competitions are a part of Toyota Material Handling Europe’s Logiconomi student awards programme, which is designed to encourage fresh, youthful and innovative thinking for material handling.