We use cookies to ensure that you have the best experience on our site. OK

Discover our lean vision in a smart future

Smart trucks from Toyota

Connect your trucks to be in control of your operations

  • Warehouse trucks ordered from October 2018 are smart trucks
  • Integrated telematics hardware as standard
  • Easy upgrade to I_Site application

Smart trucks are equipped with telematics hardware to connect easily to I_Site, the application that allows you to monitor trucks utilisation and driver behaviour. With one simple click the technology can be activated which allows you to monitor your operations and use this data to improve your business.

AI-based future logistics

Lean logistics & a continuous flow is a challenge now, and even more in the future. Our solution? Teamwork between trucks thanks to artificial intelligence, sending the right trucks to the right place at the right time. For a maximum value-added operation with extreme optimisation, and zero waste in energy, time and space as a result.

For more stories on innovations visit our blog >

Our Logiconomi approach

Apply lean thinking to logistics

  • Working with our stakeholders on latest trends
  • Give answers
  • Inspire for the future

Logiconomi is the word we use to describe its way of thinking - aiming for lean processes, eliminating waste, maximising efficiency and reducing cost. All with the help of innovation and collaboration with like-minded partners.

Read full story: How lean thinking and smart trucks solve logistics challenges >

Collaborations for the future

Logistic solutions for today and tomorrow

Following global trends, such as e-commerce and digitalisation, the material handling industry is changing and adapting quite quickly. That’s why we’re collaborating with partners such as our sister company Vanderlande and Microsoft on logistic solutions for today and tomorrow.

Youthful and innovative thinking for material handling

Part of the approach is the Logiconomi student awards programme, designed to encourage fresh, youthful and innovative thinking for material handling. The Toyota Logistic Design Competition was initiated to open a dialogue with young designers and welcome fresh ideas. After its success the Toyota Logistics Engineering Challenge was introduced to challenge engineering students to create innovative but feasible engineering solutions.

LOGICONOMI Convention

We recognise that we have to be open-minded and agile when it comes to future trends in logistics technology, and collaboration with customers and like-minded suppliers is vital to achieve this. Our aim is to work with our customers to share our thinking and help them to improve efficiencies at every stage of the process. It’s an ongoing process for us - we call it Logiconomi. Our Logiconomi convention has helped us to share our ideas, gain valuable feedback, and share our lean-thinking with customers.

You may also like

Our Logiconomi approach

Our Logiconomi approach

A forward-thinking approach to development of efficient, economic logistics processes, involving lean-practices, innovation and collaboration.

Read more >
An autopilot doing horizontal transportation

Automated solutions

Our automated range of trucks and load carriers offers advanced, flexible solutions for more efficient, cost-effective goods handling.

Read more >
Close up on SAS logo on truck

System of Active Stability

This innovation supports safety and helps drive down driver and damage costs for business by monitoring forklift operations. 

Read more >
Driver on lithium-ion truck in warehouse

Our unique Li-ion range

Lithium-ion batteries have proven to be 30% more energy-efficient than lead-acid batteries, significantly reducing CO2 emissions.

Read more >