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The Swisslog blog provides industry-focused expertise on the Retail/E-Commerce, Pharmaceutical, Healthcare and Food & Beverage industries, as well as advice on Customer Service. The blog helps you get connected with the future of robotic and data driven intralogistics in an environment shaped by Industry 4.0, Big Data and Digitalization. We invite you to share your thoughts by leaving a comment.


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Apr 16 08

What shoppers really want – a view from the future

David Jefferys 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.

Mar 16 31

Innovation at Swisslog: Machines are the solution, and the cause of, ever-faster change

Tony Buckley 31. Mar 2016

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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’…

Feb 16 26

Once a picker – always a picker

Brian Whale 26. Feb 2016

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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!

Feb 16 03

Innovation at Swisslog: Five Facts Behind Tornado’s Five Year Success

Michael Garstenauer 03. Feb 2016

CartonLoader Tornado

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.

Jan 16 21

Improving Ergonomics in the Warehouse: Reduce Injury Risks, Improve Productivity

Jeff Ross 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.

Dec 15 23

Stadium’s Online Sporting Success Follows A Global Trend

Stefan Karlöf 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.

Dec 15 04

NEW MAGAZINE: The Robots are coming...

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.

Nov 15 23

Will You Profit from the ‘Disruptive Dozen’?

Tom Rentschler 23. Nov 2015

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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.

Nov 15 18

Same Day Delivery for thanks to Swisslog's Click&Pick Solution

18. Nov 2015, 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.

Nov 15 04

6 factors every supply chain manager in the pharmaceutical industry should consider

Michiel Veenman 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.

Sep 15 30

US Stars shine for Swisslog

Markus Schmidt 30. Sep 2015

Keyboard Globe

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.

Sep 15 09

United States of Automation

AK Schultz 09. Sep 2015

E-commerce, omni-channel management, replenishment, and last-mile logistics are reshaping today's distribution facilities, and nowhere is that more apparent than in the USA. AK Schultz, Vice President of Swisslog Americas and Managing Director of Swisslog’s subsidiary FORTE, believes the wealth of knowledge at the company’s disposal means the future is bright in one of the world’s most important retail markets...

Aug 15 20

4 ways to keep your logistics e-flexible

Bernd Kratz 20. Aug 2015

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The success of online shopping has added greater pressure to responding to changing customer demand, explains Bernd Kratz, Managing Director of EMA GmbH - Executive Management Advisors. E-Shop providers have to re-think their intralogistics processes. With the help of Swisslog’s CarryPick solution, here’s 4 ways you can add greater productivity into your supply chain, whilst responding to the challenge of e-commerce logistics.

Jul 15 27

Smarter Storage Systems of the Future

Markus Schmidt 27. Jul 2015

Markus Schmidt, SVP and Head of North America at Swisslog WDS, thinks the success of e-commerce has switched more companies on to the benefits of automation, even those outside the sector themselves. So what are the challenges future systems will face? And will the e-commerce bubble, inevitably, burst?

Jun 15 22

Are You Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?

Tom Rentschler 22. Jun 2015


Tom Rentschler, Head of Marketing, WDS Americas, discusses Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) technology.

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