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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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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.

Jun 15 19

Time for tea: Rising the challenge of black Friday

Brian Whale 19. Jun 2015

Swisslog’s Senior Logistics Consultant, Brian Whale, discusses the impact “Black Friday” had on the UK market last year and advises retailers on how to rise to the challenge of new peaks in their logistics.

Jun 15 08

The Long And The Short Of It

Ralf Buechner 08. Jun 2015

Swisslog’s Director Global Solution Management E-Commerce, Ralf Buechner, explains why the future planning of logistics operations has to include the here and now, as well as the almost here and the almost now.

May 15 28

More Recognition For Award-Winning Innovation

Zhu Jia 28. May 2015

Fresh from collecting a new award for the innovative AutoStore, Zhu Jia, Head of Sales and Marketing WDS Swisslog China, looks at why the solution is proving a big success in the Far East.

Apr 15 07

Why faster fulfilment has a positive impact on your ROI

Roland Martin 07. Apr 2015

Many e-commerce businesses suffer from painful fulfilment costs caused by spoiled online shoppers. Swisslog’s Roland Martin explains how you can turn faster fulfilment to an opportunity.

Mar 15 26

The Big Future Of Big Data

A.K. Schultz 26. Mar 2015

Can Big Data make a big difference? Swisslog’s A.K. Schultz certainly believes so. Here he discusses how data rich companies are forging ahead and how data can influence important intralogistics decisions...

Mar 15 09

Battlefield USA

Marc Wulfraat 09. Mar 2015

The whole e-commerce war in the USA is in full flow, led by Amazon for over 10 years. What are the challenges faced by key players in one of the most influential E-commerce markets in the world?

Feb 15 25

The most expensive items ever bought online

25. Feb 2015

These days we regularly buy food, clothes, toys, music and much more online. Moreover, our day-to-day online purchases are normally not really worth a blog post. Some people however, chose to purchase quite different items online and the possibilities are endless, as it seems! Check out the top 3 of the world`s most expensive online purchases.

Jan 15 30

Meeting the evolving needs of Chinese online shoppers

Roland Martin 30. Jan 2015

In order to cope with the online sales volume and the double-digit growth in China, Alibaba and the like are facing challenges in selecting the most suitable warehousing strategy.

Jan 15 16

VIDEO: AutoStore at Australia’s largest e-retailer

Darren Edwards 16. Jan 2015

Swisslog recently installed the AutoStore solution within a fulfilment centre at ‘Catch of the Day’. ABC Australia TV network didn't miss the chance to intoduce the solution.

Jan 15 07

Today is the new tomorrow - same day delivery on the rise

Ralf Buechner 07. Jan 2015


Online shoppers expect their purchase to be delivered within 24 hours, or better yet, on the same day. The changing customer demands require forward-thinking innovative and flexible logistics concepts, says Ralf Büchner, Director Global Solution Management E-Commerce at Swisslog.

Dec 14 17

The Past, Present & Future of Good Service

James Sharples 17. Dec 2014

Viewing a customer’s business from every angle - a 360 degree service – can provide real insight into operational needs, says Swisslog UK MD, James Sharples.

Dec 14 05

Gone In A Flash

Daniel Martin 05. Dec 2014

A form of extreme discounting, flash sales originated in France and are now spreading around the world. The phenomenon tells us a lot about what brands do to manage their stock, whilst keeping their brand value high and maximise income.

Nov 14 20

Ready, Steady, Click!

Malte Polzin 20. Nov 2014

Have you ever tried to purchase a product online only to find it trickier than you expected? Why do they do that? Strategic consultant, Malte Polzin, believes he knows why...

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