Hackathon #2: "Boost First & Last-mile Deliveries"

January 17th, 2018

On November 30, 2017, Bolloré Logistics organized its second Hackathon, mixing customers and internal experts, at the company's headquarters in Puteaux, France.

Always on the lookout for new solutions to improve the performance of Bolloré Logistics' LINK collaborative platform, which offers its customers total shipments visibility and control, four new teams have battled for the development of a mobile application around theme: "Boost First & Last-mile Deliveries".

The appointment was set at 7:30 am for the presentation of the challenge and the constitution of four international and multidisciplinary teams. The aerospace, consumer goods and e-commerce sectors joined forces during this 10-hour marathon day to create and win the award of the best mobile application.

This event allowed Bolloré Logistics to respond directly to the needs of its customers by playing the card of co-creation.

The pink team focused on securing deliveries.

The red team, led by an e-commerce company that makes deliveries downtown to neighborhood stores, has decided to propose a new service by considering an even more local logistics where the customers themselves become deliverers or delivery points.

The emerald team worked on two innovative solutions to improve the tracking of shipments regardless of the 3PL used and thus have the ability to track warehouse entries with a cartographic aspect.

Finally, the blue team has set up an application to have a global vision of all carriers available at a given moment, next to a factory, through geo fencing and zoning.

At the end of the day, the four teams presented their project to members of Bolloré Logistics management.

Frédéric Serra, Bolloré Logistics Solutions Director handed the innovation and creativity award to the winner: the Emerald team!

Discover the day of Hackathon #2: https://youtu.be/CCGIlhfKftU

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