How Robots are Changing Ecommerce Warehousing

March 14, 2018

Automation in warehouses has been with us for a while, with material handling and storage equipment such as shuttle racking and conveyor systems. However, new robotics technology is introducing more intelligence in the automation of material movement in warehouses. Traditionally automation relied on fixed physical infrastructure such as tracks, but what we’re now seeing is flexibility for robots to carry products freely across the floor based on non-physical tracks determined by software algorithms. Read more

Logistics Technology – The Competitive Weapon You Need

February 4, 2018

Competition is fierce in the logistics sector and therefore having a competitive advantage that sets your company apart, either from a business or consumer-demand perspective, is vital for survival and cashflow.  However, as consumer expectations increase and put pressure on order fulfilment cycle times and costs, the challenges and complexities for logistics operations grow. Because of these challenges logisticians are now looking at how technology can help them both from a productivity aspect as well as from a customer experience angle. Read more

Food and Drink Warehousing: The Increasing Need for Automation

December 5, 2017

Automation is becoming the name of the game in warehousing, but in some instances, it is needed more than in others. Two primary factors are driving the requirement for food and drink warehousing to fully embrace automation: a fall in the availability and quality of labour, and the noticeable increase in costs that the UK is facing. Read more

How Flying Drones Are Revolutionising Warehouses

November 14, 2017

It’s no longer a thing of the future – flying drones are now buzzing around our warehouses, and revolutionising the whole process. Whereas, not that long ago, warehouses were both labour- and plant-heavy, drones are now capable of carrying the weight, often literally. Read more

Could Underwater Storage Become a Reality?

August 7, 2017

It might seem like the work of fiction, but Amazon has recently filed a patent for storage facilities they have designed to work underwater. These ‘Aquatic Storage Facilities’ are simply another Amazon solution to logistics problems. Given that Amazon are industry leaders, frequently setting the trend for the latest advances in the logistics and warehousing industry, we can’t write this latest development off as a pipedream. Underwater storage might be the storage solution that’s going to change the landscape of logistics – literally. Read more

Warehouse Technologies on the Rise

January 23, 2017

With consumer service demands increasing and omni-channel operations becoming the fulfilment benchmark, development in warehouse technology is very much on the rise. Here’s a look at the warehouse technologies currently gaining traction in supply chain operations. Read more