Title Transfer Of Best-Practice & Innovation in CAD for Logistics Stakeholders
Project Number 2012-1-ES1-LEO05-48228
Project Type Transfer of Innovation
Marketing Text The LogiCAD project has been aimed at facilitating transfer of best practices generated by LdV project "euCAD" developing methods of tailoring euCAD & CAD contents for logistics.
Summary EU to remain competitive must invest more in R & D and be in line with its main competitors, and European companies are required to reduce these differences that separate them from their U.S. and Japanese major competitors if they remain at the forefront of the technology and innovation. Innovation is the engine that directly contributes to the prosperity and individual and collective welfare, and the main policy objective of the research and technological development from the European Union to carry out foster a knowledge economy in the foreground.From this perspective are the companies that they must learn to manage innovation, not only to better implement new technologies, but to develop an innovative attitude in all areas of the organization,and through it improve production processes, making more efficient structure, a more creative approach your business, bringing to market new products/services to be closer to their end customers, communicate with power and clarity to the market and become more competitive. The design is a key way for the development of innovation in enterprises, and it is through the company creates products, communications, offers its image and brand, and is in the market. In this production chain, innovation requires technology, which in turn requires new technology, where the design calls for new designs, still a work incentive to design, develop, produce and sell new products, to ensure the competitiveness and the future .In this area, a tool such as computer aided design is one of the most widely used technologies that bring together the most diverse tools supporting the design and product development. CAD systems allow you to generate 3D geometry to display the object of design and simulate their performance in different conditions allows complex designs and simulate actual operating conditions prior to construction and testing of prototypes. A key business for the LOGICAD partners is the logistics, and in this industry where it is to innovate in design activities and management of material flows from its origin to their final destinations, in order to provide the client products in the quantity, quality, time and place defendants competitiveness and ensuring the preservation of the environment, and the optimization of the logistics chain in ICT, traceability systems associated with the packaging, algorithms, knowledge and optimization partner networks, reverse logistics. This set of parameters have been the starting point of partnership aims to develop into innovation, new technologies in the design, 2D and 3D CAD tools, ongoing training in the workplace, and the transfer and know-how amplifying euCAD Skills Project for European SMEs in Computer Aided Industrial Design, the logistics sector in innovative e-learning methodologies.
LOGICAD Project has proposed solutions and new tools to reduce imbalances between supply and demand for new jobs in the logistics sector, giving innovative answers, specific training and practical systems to reduce this imbalance. Economic globalization through relocation, expansion of large multinational corporations or large areas of economic integration raises the need for new logistics jobs that can meet the requirements of this new situation of economic globalization. In this context of strategic importance of international logistics arises the idea of possible competitive advantages or disadvantages to establish what are the current perspectives and future approaches on this sector. International trade makes up one of the most important key factors national wealth creation, which requires implementation as a core element of an efficient and rational international logistics system to facilitate trade with foreign countries and help increase the competitiveness of them, forcing the creation of new jobs and specific training that anticipates these market needs.
The project ensures increased levels of competition for at-risk groups, such as unqualified personnel and ensures equal opportunities, both horizontal priorities in the national proposals.
And above LOGICAD encourages the use of ICT and e-learning methods, and the Integrated Learning and Language.
One of the principal aims is to increase the people with digital and technological skills.
According to the study by CEDEFOP for Spain´s priority in VET is to increase the number of graduate in high levels qualifications, validate the competences with a legal graduate and increase the budget of R&D+i.
Since the European Community exists studies that during the period of crisis until at least 2015 one of the things to improve the competitive of enterprises is to promote studies regarding with new technologies and improve the digital skills.
Open and distance learning
Information and Communication
Other Service Activities
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transparency and certification
material for open learning
open and distance learning
Due to the current situation in the Logistics sector outlined above, the LogiCAD project has been aimed at facilitating transfer of best practices and innovation generated within the LdV project "euCAD" (http://www.camis.pub.ro/eucad/) to professionals and other stakeholders working in the Logistics sector. This has been accomplished through a process of three levels of TOI:
a) one concerned with "tailoring the euCAD Framework" for Logistics Service Business stakeholders;
b) one concerned with "developing and expanding the euCAD content" for the proposed LogiCAD framework and
c) another one with "developing CAD vocational skills certification and examination for Logistics Service Business" stakeholders.
In addition, the project has included a great number of dissemination activities both for raising awareness of the project and also for reaching the Logistics Sector target audience. To effectively help with the transfer of best practices and innovation, the LogiCAD project also has included on-site mentoring sessions to relevant stakeholders in the Logistics Sector.
In this way, Aragon Institute of Technology has based on ITA eLogistica, the Spanish National Centre of Knowledge in the application of Information Technologies and Communications to the resolution of problems in the field of integral logistics.
As a non‐profit technology centre our main objectives are the generation, adaptation, transfer and dissemination of knowledge in the application of ICT for the integral logistics, focusing on process optimization and agents' integration along the supply chain in order to develop green and a collaborative logistics.
This center, nationally recognized by the Ministry of Industry, Trade and Tourism, supports LOGICAD to generate and promote a better understanding on the direct impact of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in logistics (supply chain, warehousing, transportation and distribution) both as scientific and technological solutions applicable in the real world.
The center as a driver of ICT uptake in firms logistics processes, as fundamental way to build a new logistics in the information management and collaboration between different actors in the supply chain more effective and efficient, more environmentally friendly and can generate new processes and services with high added value, and has given to LOGICAD support to get theirs objectives.
The need for new technologies allow us to respond more quickly to the training needs