Robots as a Service solutions bring instant payback

‘Pay-as-you-go’ Robots as a Service (RaaS) finance solutions are increasingly seen as a highly cost-efficient means of introducing state-of-the-art robotic automation to parcel handling, e-commerce and traditional third party logistics operations. RaaS allows companies to lease – rather than purchase – robotic automation to support key operational tasks. In many ways it is a similar […]

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Microfulfillment Market – An Opportunity worth $10B by 2026

Micro Fulfillment Centers (MFCs), a highly recommended popular e-commerce strategy, is an effective way to meet the rising volumes, the changing geographical nature of e-commerce demand, and the growing desire for same-day delivery. As per LogisticsIQ’s latest market research study, Micro Fulfillment Market is expected to have a cumulative opportunity worth ~$10B in next 6 […]

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Brexit and Covid increase skill shortages in logistics

A new report from Logistics UK, the business group representing the industry which is at the heart of the UK’s economy, has highlighted the severe impact Brexit and the COVID-19 pandemic is having on the sector’s underlying skills shortage. Logistics UK’s Skills and Employment Report 2020 launches this week as the organisation calls for interest-free […]

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Brexit brings changes to tax and VAT

Brexit turned taxation and VAT into a very important topic but not many companies seem to understand the nature of the change in these two areas that is about to happen on the 1st January 2021. According to Lionel Van Reet, Partner at PwC, Brexit with or without a deal will be the biggest economic […]

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Taking several objectives into account, not just speed, for route optimisation

Speed in logistics is put on a pedestal as companies try to be the fastest while executing deliveries. But speed and efficiency do not always go hand-in-hand. Route optimisation shouldn’t just look at speed and sometimes choosing a bit slower route can be more beneficial. Even for the customer, the goal may not be the […]

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Revolutionising supply chain tracking with RFID technology

Bayer S.p.A. (part of Bayer AG) operates in Italy with a vast supply chain of transport and logistics partners supporting their pharmaceutical logistics. The visibility of their distribution processes was proving to be a headache as the company had no way of tracking each step of the process in real time. As they could not […]

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Pick-by-vision improves efficiency and safety during Covid

Pick-by-vision has completely transformed during the last six years. Today the technology is able to provide not only better accuracy but also durability and reliability. Johanna Bellenberg, Director Marketing & Communications, at Picavi shares with us how pick-by-vision can help in the era of Covid.

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Webfleet Solutions expands OEM.connect with BMW and MINI CarData

Webfleet Solutions, Europe’s number one telematics provider and part of Bridgestone, is expanding its OEM.connect programme by utilising BMW and MINI CarData. The programme enables vehicle manufacturers to connect their vehicles directly with Webfleet Solutions’ fleet management solution WEBFLEET, eliminating the need for after-market hardware installations. This integrated telematics solution makes it faster, easier and […]

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How is online demand affecting procurement

Procurement in 2021 might no longer be in fight mode but it is still going to fight mini wars on different fronts. One of them will be protective equipment where some expect it will become the standard. Derek Lee, Procurement Lead, North Asia, Singapore and SSG from Zuellig Pharma Specialty Solutions Group Pte Ltd, believes […]

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Planning to expand? Plan early as space is scarce

The world might be in a crisis but the need for logistics space is increasing continuously and companies will need to plan in advance if they want to get the best possible deal. This trend is seen both in the UK and the US. Experts from Prologis, one of the largest providers of logistics services, […]

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