An efficient logistics solution translates into profitability

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An efficient logistics solution translates into profitability

During the day, the first edition of the Logistics & Automation Fair was presented, which will be held at the BEC in Bilbao, on March 1 and 2, 2023

Intercompany Drafting05/13/2022

On the morning of May 11, the 7th Euskadi Logistics Conference was held at the Euskalduna Palace in Bilbao, organized by the Euskadi Mobility and Logistics Cluster, in collaboration with the Easyfairs group. Both entities have reached an agreement to incorporate it as a congress event within the Empack Logistics & Automation Fair, which will be held on March 1 and 2, 2023 at the Bilbao Exhibition Center.

The different presentations of the day have been developed around the themes of digitization and automation, presenting different solutions and success stories, with the common denominator of efficiency, profitability and sustainability that the management of the integral supply chain supposes for the company. Industry.

The sessions opened with the presentation of the agreement between the Cluster and Easyfairs. Fernando Zubillaga, manager of the Cluster, expressed the opportunity of having a fair of these characteristics in the Basque Country, which allows the industrial logistics fabric of the Basque Country to present its range of products and solutions, in many cases pioneers and market leaders. For his part, Oscar Barranco, director of the Fair, expressed the opportunity to incorporate into the exhibition space a day of dissemination in which to complement the face-to-face exhibition with highly innovative conferences. The collaboration of the Cluster and the Empack Logistics & Automation Fair contributes to adding strengths and facilitating the transfer of knowledge and logistics solutions to the Basque industrial fabric, both coincide.

Inauguration of the day.

The technical conferences began with the intervention of Xabier de la Rica, commercial delegate of the North Zone of AR Racking. The storage systems company exhibited its solutions for high-density storage in small spaces through racking systems and motorized satellite carts. With the company Ibili as a success story, and Yolanda Ocio, logistics director of this leading household brand, the work carried out in its warehouses was exhibited, incorporating racks over 11 meters high, 2 shuttles and storage capacity. for 18 thousand countries.

Next, Eaut Sarriegi, commercial director of Ulma Handling Systems, presented the details of a logistics automation process based on gradualism. Under this premise, the company provides initial, medium or high-grade automated intralogistics solutions, depending on the client’s needs, and for projects of any size. Automation is a process that helps business logistics management, from the reception of merchandise from production and external suppliers, to its dispatch.

One of the success stories presented by Ulma was that of Eroski. Arantza Laskurain, responsible for continuous improvement and projects at the distribution company, explained how data is at the center of the company’s decision-making, with technologies such as IoT, machine learning or robotics, contributing to the execution of repetitive tasks high volume efficiently. In this way, he said, we dedicate people to value-added tasks.

After the break, the interventions continued with the presentation by Iaki Iturrioz, Head of Contract Logistics of the multinational Dachser. Iturrioz explained that information logistics has become an essential part of the services offered by any logistics operator. The applications facilitate the registration of orders, the tracking of shipments and the integral management of the supply chain.

Along with operations, Aitor Lizarralde, professor and researcher at Mondragon Unibertsitatea, presented the Demand Driven model (DDMRP), which helps solve traditional planning, achieving a distribution of inventory aligned with demand and planning production based on flow. In this way, excess inventory and production are reduced, as well as the extra costs derived from unplanned emergencies, and the service improves.

In addition, the session incorporated the circular economy into logistics at the hands of Iigo Alonso, CEO of the company CLCircular. Alonso explained how traditionally, only high-value products can use IoT technology due to its high costs. The sensors used, until now, have been discarded. This company proposes the recovery and reuse of these sensors to facilitate the digitization of basic products that, with other costs, could not use them. In this way, the circular economy brings digitalization to all types of supply chains, regardless of the final value of the managed product, making it easier to know when, how and where they are at all times and, in addition, to make predictions.

Fran Manzano, president of the Igarle Group, insisted on the digitization of the supply chain, who exposed the analog zero for the physical and digital synchronization of the value chains, eliminating any analog gesture in the interaction between its different parts.

The sessions closed with two interventions managed in collaboration with the Port of Bilbao and Uniport. Ion Alberdi, managing director of Embalan 3, and Juan Carlos Maurer, manager of the Titn Industrial company, presented the technological and safety keys in the packaging of large loads.

The next edition of the Euskadi Logistics Conference will be held within the framework of the Bilbao Logistics & Automation Fair, which will take place on March 1 and 2 at the BEC.

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