For DHL, 3D printing has the power to revolutionize the world of logistics

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One of the companies that may be most interested in the use of new technologies, no matter whether they are drones or 3D printing, for example, is DHL. We have proof not only in how they are developing on their own a project where in the not too distant future they will be able to deliver packages in remote areas using fully autonomous drones, but, as commented Paul Ryan, Vice President of Customer4Life at DHL Supply Chain, 3D printing has the power to revolutionize the world of logistics.

For Mr. Paul Ryan, an increasingly less predictable world like the one we know today needs a new logistics model more adapted to new needs, which means, above all, that we need develop a new, much more agile supply chain that is based on new technologies. For this, a company like DHL needs to bet on autonomous vehicles, drones, 3D printing, augmented reality, internet of things, robots, artificial intelligence ...

DHL will bet significantly on the use of new technologies.

In his conference, Paul Ryan, commented that the supply chain is changing notably increasing its complexity and above all its gobalizing character due, among other things, to the rise of the middle class in countries as large as India or China. This means that every day more young people buy products in a completely different way than their parents had been doing until now.

One of the technologies that for Paul Ryan had already been implemented and was beginning to be used successfully was augmented reality, a test we not only have in the simultaneous Google translator or the popular Pokémon GO, but DHL itself had begun to try glasses of augmented reality in one of its European warehouses with which it was achieving an efficiency of 25% compared to the use of traditional methods to work. As for 3D printing, he literally referred to it as a serious problem for companies like DHL that are dedicated to the transport of goods since, from dedicating themselves to the general distribution of products, they had to go on to deliver only raw materials.


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