ECG Tech Board online form launched

ECG Tech Board online form launched

ECG — 2024-06-14

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The ECG Tech Board has launched an online form where all actors of the Finished Vehicle Logistics world can submit their ideas for collaboration in the field of digital/tech development.

Seeking feedback on a project idea your company has? Looking for project partners for a proof of concept? Want to share promising results on an initiative from your company with the wider FVL community? Have you identified a topic for interest for a dedicated working group? Please share these with the ECG Tech Board who will analyse the results at its quarterly meetings. The most interesting ideas will be promoted and brought forward under the umbrella of the Tech Board, with other actors from the FVL community and with visibility offered by ECG for the outcomes.

Seize this opportunity to share your ideas with your peers – this open information sharing and co-operation will bring us forward together as a sector, in a truly partnership spirit! Tech Board leaders Karol Niznik (Auto1) and Neringa Jasiulionienė (Manvesta) are looking forward to hearing from you.

Any questions on this? Please do get in touch with Szilvi Kiss who is co-ordinating the Tech Board from ECG’s side.

You don’t yet know what the ECG Tech Board is?

The idea of forming a ‘Tech Board’ was formulated by ECG President Wolfgang Göbel at the ECG General Assembly & Spring Congress in 2023 with the purpose to identify technologies that can improve the efficiency of the FVL industry. This specialist group gathers around the table IT-savvy people who also have a good understanding of the FVL supply chain. Members have been invited from LSPs, OEMs and IT companies.

In the framework of the Tech Implementation Funnel, formulated by the Karol Niznik, the Tech Board has set forth to analyse the challenges that the industry is facing as a whole; monitor the technology trends and evaluate how technology development can solve upcoming challenges. As a first step, a survey was sent out to the entire FVL sector in December 2023 to understand the wider challenges the companies are facing, from the perspective of both LSPs and OEMs. The survey covered all aspects of operations (capacity, costs, lead time, etc.), as well as the digital strategies of the responding companies. The results of the survey were published in March 2024 and can be accessed via the ECG website.

The second step of the funnel, the monitoring of the tech trends is in process and will yield its full report in Q3 2024. Until then a sneak peek was presented at the ECG General Assembly where attendees were also asked to give their input on the upcoming tech trends they foresee. Artificial intelligence was leading by 83% and was followed from far by Internet of Things which was only identified by 33% of the respondents as a trend which will have a major role for FVL. Robotics came third with 24%, cloud computing stood at 19%, while blockchain only at 9%.