SoftBank to Acquire 40% of AutoStore

AutoStore, a leading global robotics and software company, today announced that SoftBank has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire 40% of AutoStore from funds affiliated with Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. (“THL”) and EQT Private Equity (“EQT”), among other shareholders. THL will continue to be AutoStore’s majority shareholder and THL, SoftBank and EQT will […]

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Pick-by-vision specialist Picavi cooperating with All for One Group

The IT consultancy firm All for One Group has joined forces with pick-by-vision specialist Picavi to support their customers in the digitalization of logistics, warehousing and supply chain management. For the partners, this represents a strategic collaboration. In the partnership’s first project, Picavi’s pick-by-vision solution will be combined with SAP to modernize logistics at the […]

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BiGDUG Search Increase Shows Hope For Struggling Hospitality and Beauty Industries

Web traffic to the BiGDUG website has seen a 90% surge from brands in the hospitality industry when comparing February 1st 2021 > February 28th 2021 and March 1st 2021 > March 28th 2021 – since the government announced the UK roadmap out of lockdown. We’ve read endless news stories promising the UK’s suffering industries will re-float, but it is another […]

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Only 23% of Supply Chain Organisations Commit to Formal Equality Targets

Over half of supply chain organizations have improving diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) as an objective or goal, but only a quarter have formal targets according to the Supply Chain Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Survey* by Gartner, Inc. and the Association for Supply Chain Management (ASCM). In a survey of 298 supply chain professionals from November through December […]

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Reuters Events Launch Supply Chain 2021

Reuters Events launch Supply Chain 2021 with industry leaders from AstraZeneca, PepsiCo and Arla Foods leading the speaker line up Reuters Events have launched Supply Chain Europe 2021 (19-20 May, online) and The Logistics Point is one of its Media Partners. Through monthly content and a 2-day summit hosting 3,000 digital attendees, Reuters Events aim […]

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More than two-thirds of UK commercial vehicles could be electrified

More than two thirds (70%) of cars and LCVs currently being used commercially in the UK could be replaced by electric models, according to new research from Webfleet Solutions, Europe’s leading telematics solution provider. The research from the Bridgestone-owned company is based on anonymised and aggregated driving data from around 100,000 connected vehicles, operated by […]

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Seven-point Checklist to Warehouse Systems-design

Low-CapEx technology is leading SME’s to look at flexible and scalable, warehouse automation as a means to overcoming capacity issues and labour constraints. But how do you ensure a favourable outcome? Here Craig Whitehouse, Managing Director of Invar Integration offers a seven-point checklist for design success.  1. Understand future business goals The future may be difficult […]

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Leading electrical retailer choose ArrowXL

Leading electrical retailer, Hughes, has extended its remit with the UK’s leading two- person delivery ArrowXL, to provide a 24-hour delivery service. It builds on a nine year partnership which has seen ArrowXL provide a range of home delivery and connection services for customers using a nominated day delivery.  Under the terms of the new […]

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Hermes & GMB Union agree further benefits for self employed and couriers

Hermes UK, the leading consumer delivery company, and the GMB Union have announced that they have concluded their annual negotiations which have resulted in further benefits for all SE+ (self- employed plus) couriers. It follows the ground-breaking deal in 2019, the first of its kind designed to support the rights of self-employed workers operating in […]

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