Softlink Global launches LogiTHON to redefine logistics landscape

Softlink Global along with engineering colleges of Maharashtra launched LogiTHON, a first of its kind hackathon designed to redefine the logistics sector through technology’s transformative power. In today’s economy, logistics acts as the crucial backbone supporting global commerce, while technology serves as the enabling nervous system. LogiTHON symbolises the fusion of these two vital components, aiming to propel logistics operations into a new era of efficiency and innovation with the help of AI. Commenting on Indila’s first such initiative to aware the potential and opportunities in the logistics sector, Amit Maheshwari, CEO of Softlink Global, said, “With LogiTHON, we’re not just pursuing technological breakthroughs, we’re aiming to spotlight the pivotal role logistics plays in powering our economy. It’s an initiative to foster innovation and educate the next generation of engineers about the vast opportunities available in a sector that’s constantly expanding and evolving. Through this event, we’re opening doors to new possibilities and careers in logistics, backed by the latest technological advancements.”
The hackathon invites participants to tackle four critical challenges, representing current and future roadblocks faced by the logistics Industry. These challenges include Revolutionizing Warehouses with AI and Robotics where innovators will be tasked with designing intelligent warehouse management systems that integrate AI and robotics. These solutions are expected to enhance both speed and precision, keeping pace with the ever-increasing demand for rapid fulfilment services. Second challenge would be on Blockchain for Secure International Supply Chains, focused on leveraging blockchain technology. While in Optimizing Routes in Real-Time challenge contestants will develop dynamic route optimization algorithms for international trade. These algorithms should consider cost, time, and environmental impact, optimizing shipping routes in real-time. Lastly the Self-Learning AI for Data Conversion, this calls for the development of technology capable of automating data conversion from PDFs into structured formats.