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14 December 2018

Here in the UK, most e-commerce businesses are likely in the middle of their peak season. Black Friday has been and gone, but the peak is still underway. For many consumers, the annual shopping event marks a starting point for Christmas shopping, making the holiday peak season even longer.

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23 November 2018

The carrier has invested over £1m in the Wednesbury sort centre to handle out of gauge parcels.

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21 November 2018

If you work in logistics, the chances are you have come across the term “Smart Warehouse”. But what does it mean, and how does it provide a powerful competitive edge? 

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19 November 2018

Swisslog has now sold more than 130 AutoStore projects worldwide, making the company the number one AutoStore integrator.

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15 November 2018

The Engineering Team that supports Dematic’s Modernisation and Upgrades (MU) business has moved from Northampton to larger offices within the Kion Group at Linde’s Wellingborough depot.

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13 November 2018

Andy Mulcahy, strategy and insight director, IMRG has dubbed the Black Friday ‘season’ Blackvember to take into account a sustained period of discounting and marketing around the day. The supply chain needs to take into account the likely pattern of online sales to avoid being swamped.

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06 November 2018

AI has opened up new possibilities for logistics, says SSI Schaefer.

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06 November 2018

eCommerce automation and sortation from Dürkopp Fördertechnik helped Sainsbury’s win the category for new facilities over 150,000 sq ft at the 2018 Logistics Awards.

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06 November 2018

In recent years, drastic measures have been carried out within Blokker to reverse negative results and reposition the Dutch retailer in its market.

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22 October 2018

Supply chain issues are predicted to top the post-Brexit agenda.

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22 October 2018

When you look at a line chart of e-commerce growth over the last five years, it has been remarkably consistent. In the U.S. alone, there’s an average growth rate of more than 13 percent per year. 

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22 October 2018

Advanced manufacturing and logistics control specialist Red Ledge is launching the latest version of its automated supply chain control system.

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12 October 2018

The use of automated, software-driven solutions such as vertical carousels, vertical lift systems, vertical Buffer modules and horizontal carousels for inventory picking can slash fulfilment times.

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12 October 2018

The automated materials handling solutions specialist increased turnover by almost 15% to €713 million and employed nearly 400 additional staff across its global operations in the financial year ending June 30th 2018.

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11 October 2018

Industry 4.0 isn’t just a buzzword. Swisslog says in the near future, warehouses will be using real-time data and smart robots to monitor conditions and improve operations.

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11 October 2018

The automated warehouse has space to store 23 million pints of beer at its largest UK brewery in Magor, South Wales.

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03 October 2018

Dematic has been chosen to install its robotic piece picking solution in Drakes Supermarkets’ new DC in South Australia. It is the first time the robotic picking system will be deployed in Australia.

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03 October 2018

XPO Logistics has announced plans to deploy 5,000 intelligent robots throughout its logistics sites in North America and Europe.

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30 August 2018

Swisslog Logistics Automation, leading provider of best-in-class warehouse automation and software, will implement CarryPick for Waytek.

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26 August 2018

SSI Schaefer has signed a contract with global technology development distributor, Premier Farnell, to equip the company’s new Leeds DC with a state-of-the-art order fulfilment solution.

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FEATURES

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10 December 2018

Wholesaler installs Gebhardt ‘StoreBiter’ multi-level-shuttles in its shuttle warehouse and one ‘Cheetah eco’ stacker crane in its container warehouse.

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20 November 2018

Black Friday is a great day for business but don’t let it come at the expense of your workers’ health, cautions Michael Paton, policy lead for musculoskeletal disorders at the Health and Safety Executive (HSE).

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19 November 2018

Consultancy BearingPoint predicts the additional 17 million orders generated by Black Friday will drive an additional 210,000 van deliveries over the period.

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13 November 2018

German pharmacy co-operative, Sanacorp, has embraced automation from KNAPP across its distribution network.

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02 November 2018

TGW recently presented a section of technologies it claims represent the future of intralogistics in food retailing. Highlights included the new OmniStore concept.

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30 October 2018

Finnish brewery Olvi has ordered a new dolly picking system and modified solution for keg handling from Cimcorp for its HQ.

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17 October 2018

One of the greatest challenges facing retail businesses today is how to keep the customer proposition attractive yet affordable.

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11 October 2018

The robot-based ACPaQ solution from Swisslog and KUKA automates one of the most important areas of the intralogistics operations of successful retailers: creating customised mixed pallets for individual stores from single-SKU pallets.

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08 October 2018

Dematic used a blend of automated picking solutions in the consolidated operation, achieving faster fulfillment in a reduced footprint.

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14 September 2018

With Brexit looming, a recent study has found that whatever deal is struck with the EU, costs will rise and profitability will fall.

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14 September 2018

As retailers experience escalating volumes of ecommerce orders for ‘single’ or ‘few’ items, the challenges of a shrinking available labour pool is leading many to consider the benefits of fully automating the packing, bagging and labelling of dispatched goods. By Simon Houghton, Sales Manager, Product Solutions, Dematic Northern Europe

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14 September 2018

E-commerce has already had a significant impact on warehouse operations. Now, global retail e-commerce sales are expected to reach $3.9 trillion dollars by 2020, up from $2.3 trillion in 2017.

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12 September 2018

Watford-based Sigma Pharmaceuticals has installed automated handling systems from KNAPP as part of its long-term growth strategy.

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11 September 2018

Brian Hansen, systems director of logistic systems at Beumer Group answers thew question on everyone’s lips.

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10 September 2018

BS Handling Systems has completed the installation for the leading car manufacturer’s MINI plant in Oxford.

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10 September 2018

Riverford Organic Farmers, Britain’s largest supplier of organic produce, has engaged Daifuku to introduce automated picking, packing and conveyor technology into its headquarters in Buckfastleigh, Devon.

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16 August 2018

These are uncertain times at House of Fraser for staff, customers, and suppliers. HSS editor Simon Duddy says it's a setback for collaboration.

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06 August 2018

The retailer of pet supplies signed a deal with Conveyor Networks to implement a £2.5m warehouse automation project at its eComm distribution centre in Northampton.

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06 August 2018

B2A Technology has automated a 27,000 sq m warehouse for The Castel Group.

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02 August 2018

The warehouse specialist has delivered an AutoStore system at the distribution centre of leading online supermarket, Ocado, for use in its Speciality Store general merchandise subsidiary, marking the second installation for this customer.

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05 August 2013

Daifuku’s sliding-shoe sorter, named the Jet Surfing Sorter, is a high-speed automated sortation system for channeling and sorting medium size items, totes, and cartons.

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