"Package Delivery. Join the revolution" is the theme of the third Toyota Logistic Design Competition (TLDC 2018), launched by Toyota Material Handling for the next generation of forward-thinking designers in Europe. With more and more consumers buying products online and expecting fast delivery, the latest Toyota design competition is fully in line with e-commerce trends. The challenge is to develop a fast, sustainable and revolutionary alternative to the traditional supply chain that also takes factors such as traffic conditions into account.
The ideal solution will facilitate direct delivery and optimize the "last mile" to the customer. Entrants are also encouraged to keep Toyota’s philosophy and innovation in mind as inspiration. "When we launched the Toyota Logistic Design Competition (TLDC) four years ago, we couldn't have anticipated the interest it would spark among European design students and graduates," says Magnus Oliveira Andersson, Head of Design at Toyota Material Handling Europe. "Currently, three participants from the previous editions are working at the Design Center: opening a dialogue with young designers is our way of continually staying open to a world of new ideas."
The competition is open for submissions from Europeans design students and graduates (2017) at https://tldc.toyota-forklifts.eu and will close for submissions on 22 October 2017. In addition to a cash prize of €5,000 and a First People's Award, the winner or winners will also get an outstanding opportunity to showcase the winning designs in front of international industry representatives at CeMAT 2018 in Hannover.