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21. Oct 2016
Should physical retailers utilise their store network as mini distribution centres as they seek to compete with the success of e-commerce players? To help you form your own opinion, here are the advantages and disadvantages of the ship-from-store technique, which has become a popular method with Australian retailers.
03. Oct 2016
Tom Rentschler, Head of Marketing WDS Americas discusses how Swisslog helped Thrive Market increase productivity by 20 percent.
26. Sep 2016
Companies carefully evaluate the often substantial costs associated with modernizing or optimizing an existing distribution center or building a new one. Yet they seldom scrutinize the real cost of the alternative – doing nothing.
20. Sep 2016
Considering the advances in automated material handling technology that have occurred in recent years, it’s a little surprising to learn that eight of 10 warehouses are still manually operated. But, with the fourth industrial revolution upon us — what is being called Industry 4.0 — that is changing.
31. Aug 2016
Roland Martin discusses how consumer habits are quashing the e-commerce market.
10. Aug 2016
James Sharples, Managing Director of Swisslog UK, examines the future of robotics in intralogistics.
12. Jul 2016
Movies have inspired many things in the real world, says Swisslog UK’s James Sharples, but building an army of semi-autonomous robots to help the home shopper is yet to make it to the big screen! Still, there are some comparisons out there for the movie-minded, in particular with a story from a galaxy far, far away…
24. Jun 2016
Industry 4.0 is a recent term now very much embedded in industry-speak, but with it's own distinctive heritage. Pascal Fempel, Head of Software at Swisslog WDS Central Europe, considers it's recent rise to prominence and what makes devotees different from the data champions of recent years.
07. Jun 2016
Markus Schmidt, Senior Vice President of Swisslog WDS Americas discusses how to determine the right AS/RS for your pallet needs.
10. May 2016
Michiel Veenman, Director Solution Management Pharmaceutical Industry at Swisslog WDS considers how automation will improve validation.
08. Apr 2016
An informal attempt at a little market research – basically asking friends and colleagues about their shopping habits – revealed few surprises at Swisslog. By David Jeffreys, Global Market Leader E-Commerce at Swisslog WDS.
31. Mar 2016
In many developed countries, our working hours are getting longer and our sense of time pressures are increasing, but (surprise!) our productivity levels are largely unchanged, says Tony Buckley, Head of Technology Center at Swisslog WDS. “Luckily, the Swiss know a thing or two about productivity,” adds Tony, “having held the top spot for the World Economic Forum's Global Competitiveness Index for five years in a row.” Read his blog post about solving our ‘Innovation Paradox’…
26. Feb 2016
Today the task of order picking in a warehouse is a stressful one; time is of the essence to satisfy a customer’s requirement, accuracy is paramount for the retailer, and finishing that last pick of the day on time is important to the picker, as Manchester United are live on the TV tonight and they “gotta get outa there” on time!
03. Feb 2016
Innovation is a key element in Swisslog’s business strategy that enables customers to grow with new technologies. One great example is our Tornado miniload crane. With a new CartonLoader unveiled, there’s now more reasons than ever to choose this fantastic piece of kit. Product Manager Michael Garstenauer picks out five of his favourite facts about the roaring success.
21. Jan 2016
Need to keep up with the explosion of SKUs and demands for multi-channel fulfillment? The experts often advise adding automated material handling equipment (MHE) and advanced warehouse control software to improve productivity.