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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.
23. Dec 2015
It’s a story that is being played out around the world. One Nordic sports retailer is following a path towards integrated logistics that’s been proven time and again. Stefan Karlöf, a renowned Swedish expert in supply chain management, looks at what lessons can still be learnt.
Dr. Christian Baur
04. Dec 2015
Awareness of robot technology and the development of automation is growing daily in the public consciousness. In our latest magazine, we’ve been discussing the developments that are bringing human and robotic interactivity together. Chief Operating Officer of the Swisslog Group and WDS President Dr. Christian Baur looks at what's to come in the next Swisslog Inspiration magazine.
23. Nov 2015
Tom Rentschler, Vice President, Marketing and Business Development at Forte discusses the 12 most disruptive forces enabled by advances in digital technology. One is of particular significance if you make your living in the distribution end of the supply chain.
18. Nov 2015
Brack.ch, a leading e-commerce group for electronic devices in Switzerland, enlarged their logistic center this year after it had reached its capacity limit. Thanks to a second AutoStore from Swisslog the company is able to stay competitive and satisfy their customer needs by offering same day delivery.
04. Nov 2015
The pharmaceutical industry is facing enormous changes. Before joining Swisslog, Michiel Veenman spent 5 years optimizing warehouse operations and IT systems for a pharmaceutical wholesaler. Here he explains the ways in which the industry can overcome the challenges of the future.
30. Sep 2015
A new remote monitoring team is bringing unprecedented levels of performance and 24/7 ‘Peace of Mind’ for Swisslog’s warehouse automation customers in the US.