High Tech Fulfillment: Innovation in micro-fulfillment & urban consolidation centers

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It is no secret that urban centres are attracting more and more people. This is putting a significant pressure on logistics operations and companies are looking into innovative ways to counter the increase in deliveries they do in cities.

Technology can help solve many of these problems but big questions still remain. We are very pleased to announce that our Editor Nick Bozhilov will be joinin Home Delivery Europe this 22 – 23 June in Amsterdam to discuss how micro-fulfillment centres can help urban logistics.

You can register for free for the event here and join the discussion now! Nick will be joined by some great experts on the stage at 3 pm CET. Learn more about them below.

Hans Schurmans is the logistics operations Director at Proximus Group, the major telecom and digital service provider in Belgium. He has extensive experience in operational execution in a multisite retail environment and led major innovation and transformation programs within the group. Transforming classic logistic operations into a logistic customer experience added value service provider. Previously, Hans held management positions in multiple domains such as IT, purchase, commercial and project management. His focus besides operations is digital transformation, sustainability / innovation and people development.

Jos Miermans is the co-founder and business partner of etheclo.He is a commercial engineer, graduated from KUL – Leuven, with a long track record in project management, logistics, customer service and cold chain management. He was, from the beginning till the end, involved in an internal innovation project @ bpost on home delivery of groceries and medication, before creating in 2015 – together with Marnix Van Bockhaven – “etheclo.

Lu Zheng: Industry x.0 Transformation/ supply chain logistics automation & digitization, collaborating with 5 + Global Warehousing; Distribution Suppliers, 2 million square feet of warehousing space all under one program towards the future warehousing roadmap. Having help shape & led transformation of value chain relationships in 3 continents (Asia, North America & Europe) and lived in 3, I am constantly seeking my next adventure and challenging assignment in the consumer electronics/internet sectors.

Gaurav Mogra is the founder and CEO of OPTIFLOW, a SaaS platform for creating supply chain digital twins. A digital twin enables simulation and optimization of a real-world supply chain to arrive at the most optimal network configuration balanced for costs, service levels and risk. Prior to starting up, Gaurav help multiple leadership positions in consulting with Deloitte Consulting LLP, USA and industry with ITC, Ltd, India in the domain of supply chain strategy and operations. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, India and a MBA from Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India

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