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270,000 New Robots Working in Logistics This Year

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The IFR, the International Federation of Robotics has published their World Robotics Report 2020. The report gives an overview of the use of robots in different industries, applications, and regions. A total of 2,7 million robots are deployed in factories and warehouses worldwide.

Supply Chain Transparency, and How It Can Help the Planet

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Sustainability is an increasingly important subject. Consumers are getting more critical every day when it comes to what they buy and who they buy it from. This effect is trickling down to supply chains as well, where there is also a growing demand for sustainable processes and products.

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How COVID19 is Crippling the Global Supply Chain

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While a lot of businesses and industries have been hit hard, the impact of Covid19 on Global Supply Chain has been particularly devastating.

Warehouse Innovations and Warehouse Management Systems

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Rock Your Warehouse! Last month I launched a new podcast series called “Does Logistics Matter?”, ”, about trends an innovations in supply chain and logistics.

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How Georgia-Pacific Turned Their Supply Chain into a Competitive Advantage

Georgia-Pacific, one of the world's leading manufacturers of tissue, pulp and paper and supplier to top brands like Brawny, Angel Soft and DIXIE, trusts ClearMetal for their supply chain requirements. Read the case study to hear how one company turned the reliability and transparency of its supply chain into distinct competitive advantages.

Understanding How Tech Can Improve Driver Safety

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Since the automotive industry was formed the rate at which technology has developed has been incredible. This has impacted all road users in more ways than most probably realise. One area which has continually been prioritised, and rightly so, is safety.

4 Major Effects that COVID-19 has had on the Shipping Industry

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Just like virtually every business across the world, the shipping industry has been significantly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic at a scale we’ve never seen before. The ongoing international health crisis has touched on nearly every aspect of our sector, ranging from unsustainable airfreight pricing and cargo backlogs to blank sailings and significant drops in demand. Whilst the bulk of […].

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

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Sittin’ in the mornin’ sunI’ll be sittin’ when the evenin’ comesWatchin’ the ships roll inThen I watch ’em roll away again Otis Redding – (Sittin’ On) the Dock of the Bay Ok. Technically I wasn’t sitting on the dock of the bay. I was lounging at Pele Surf Shack in Hook of Holland, enjoying breakfast with my wife and daughter […]. The post Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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Robots: Pick Orders, Not Fights!

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Have you seen Terminator? That movie in which robots become self aware and decide to attack the human race? Last week representatives of over 100 robotics and artificial intelligence companies wrote an open letter to the United Nations. They are trying to stop robots like that coming to a city near you. The problem is a serious one. As they […]. The post Robots: Pick Orders, Not Fights! appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Innovation Logistics Robotics Robots Warehousing

Smart City? Smart Logistics!

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The Netherlands are a hotbed of mobility innovations. We have to be. Just look at the size of our country, the number of people that live there, and the amount of freight moving through it. Thursday September 28 mobility and energy innovations will be the main subjects at the Smart City 2017 event in the Dutch city of Eindhoven. On […]. The post Smart City? Smart Logistics! appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog City Logistics Innovation Last Mile Logistics Mobility

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Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt

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Maybe it is me, but I can watch this for hours. Anything happening in buildings with high walls and little to no windows, grabs my attention. I love the intricate web of movements of people, machines and goods in a warehouse environment. Regular complex conveyor belt systems are great to see in action, but these Intralox multi directional conveyor belts […]. The post Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Material Handling Warehousing

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LogisticsMatter is Proudly Presenting Its New Logo

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As some of you have already noticed LogisticsMatter has a new logo. After six years I thought it was time for a fresh look, after giving the site an overhaul last year. Please find it below: The new logos are designed by graphics designer and illustrator Stephan Brusche. The container design was one of the first concepts that Stephan showed […]. The post LogisticsMatter is Proudly Presenting Its New Logo appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

3 Things Logistics Companies Can Do Against Ransomware

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It has happened. Again. Another ransomware attack has hit companies today. The brunt of the attack was aimed at the Ukraine, but companies worldwide were affected. Parcels and trains held to ransom In May it was FedEx (amongst others) that was affected by the ransomware virus WannaCry. Another logistics company that was affected, or infected, was German railway and freight […]. The post 3 Things Logistics Companies Can Do Against Ransomware appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

Dutch Conference: Jobs of the Future in Logistics and Shipping

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On March 23rd the STC-Group is holding a conference in Rotterdam about the jobs of the future in the maritime and logistics arenas. The event is part of the “Samen sterk voor de toekomst op Rotterdam-Zuid” project, in which various interest groups and companies work together. The conference language will be Dutch. Who’s driving, navigating, or order-picking? There are many new […].

Webinar on Demand: Resilient Supply Chain Network Design

Speaker: Bhomik Jain, Paul van Nierop & Aanand Pandey

Companies around the world are struggling to cope with COVID-19 disruption. Are supply chain networks resilient enough to weather the storm? Watch this webinar to learn about our research findings in the realm of network design and optimization, and uncover the capabilities you need to build resilience and agility.

Dutch Online Grocery Pilots Hyperloop of Things

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Introducing the HOTPOD Dutch Online Grocery Startup Picnic has announced they will be testing a new last mile delivery method for online groceries. It is called The Hyperloop of Things, Picnic on Demand: HOTPOD. An App-Only Supermarket Picnic is an online-only supermarket. Customers do their shopping via an app. From the start, Picnic has been on the forefront when it comes to […]. The post Dutch Online Grocery Pilots Hyperloop of Things appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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Visit the Groenewout Inspiration Session on Logistics & E-commerce

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What are the trends and developments in Logistics & E-commerce? That will be the main focus of the inspiration session that Dutch consulting firm Groenewout is holding on March 13 in Den Hout in the Netherlands. Groenewout offers professional consulting services related to supply chain management, logistics, construction management, project management and engineering… Right around the world, companies of all […].

Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds

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Sponsored Content – Recently I had the chance to sit down with Pieter Kinds, CEO of the TenderTool, a cloud-based freight tendering start-up. We spoke about how he intends to change and improve the way companies manage tendering freight. Please find the interview below: Why was TenderTool founded? In the logistics industry it is a given that freight is being […]. The post Talk About Freight: An Interview With TenderTool’s Pieter Kinds appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

The State of Online Marketing in Logistics

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The Dutch Nieuwsblad Transport has questioned more than 400 Dutch logistics companies on their marketing efforts. This post will go into some of the findings. Company Website the #1 Tool, Social Media Runner Up and on the Rise When asked what the most important marketing tools are, 62% said the Company Website and 48% mentioned Social Media. 36% said conferences/events. […]. The post The State of Online Marketing in Logistics appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Stockspots Brings the Sharing Economy to Warehousing

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Logistics is Inefficient In some respects logistics is one of the most inefficient activities in the world. There. I said it. And yes, there is also a lot of efficiency, but not when it comes to assets. Warehouses are built, bought, and leased based on peak level need. Outside of the peak demand period, large parts of these warehouses […]. The post Stockspots Brings the Sharing Economy to Warehousing appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Logistics Startup Warehousing

Spacefreight. And How Not To Go About It

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All your planets are belong to us Our planet isn’t getting any bigger. Still, the number of people on it keeps increasing. If the numbers keep growing like that, we will need more room some time in the future. And then there are those scarce resources. For some we find alternatives that are relatively infinite, like wind or solar power. […]. The post Spacefreight. And How Not To Go About It appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Innovation Logistics Space Freight Transportation

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Drones, Disaster Relief, Apps and Innovations

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Conflicts, disasters and natural resources can no longer be considered national concerns, they have become global concerns. More than 21.3 million people – roughly the population of Australia – are refugees. Water scarcity and climate change have added to international tensions, with 100 million people affected by the impact of El Niño and epidemics such as Ebola and Zika This […]. The post Drones, Disaster Relief, Apps and Innovations appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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All You Need to Know About e-Commerce Returns in Europe

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Returns rates – how much is coming back? Blame it on the quality of product, the wrong size or having second thoughts: what consumers worldwide buy and then return totals a staggering $642.6 billion per year. To put this in perspective, the value of goods that consumers decide they don’t really want would rank as the world’s 21st largest economy. […]. The post All You Need to Know About e-Commerce Returns in Europe appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog E-Commerce Logistics Returns

Supply Chain Planning Maturity – How Do You Compare to Peers?

Today's supply chains are networked, global ecosystems. An event upstream in a different country or region can cause considerable disruption downstream. The COVID-19 pandemic is an extreme example of how this unfolds in practice. How prepared are supply chain teams to react and recover, from a planning maturity stance? Download this report to get exclusive insights on planning maturity!

How Product as a Service Enables the Circular Economy

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The New Economy is a Circular Economy For those not familiar with the term Circular Economy, let’s start with a definition. According to Wikipedia: A circular economy is a regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage are minimized by slowing, closing, and narrowing material and energy loops. This can be achieved through long-lasting design, maintenance, […].

The Trends Brokers and Carriers Need to Recognize in 2018 and Beyond

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The transportation industry has been evolving over the last several years, with many factors influencing changes for truckers, retailers, and freight brokers alike. While these shifts offer some opportunities for new and established freight brokers and carriers, there are challenges ahead that must be recognized. In order to thrive in a saturated marketplace, both licensed freight brokers and carriers should take […].

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Mobility Innovations in the Netherlands: Hyperloop, Solar Powered Vehicles, Platooning, and Drones

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The Hyperloop is coming to Europe. At least, that is what Hyperloop One recently announced. The company released several potential trajectories for Europe. And one of them is in the Netherlands. According to Hyperloop One: The proposal by the home team of Hyperloop Netherlands was in many ways characteristically Dutch: socially conscious, pragmatic and creative in its approach. If built […].

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Is Freight Going Underground?

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Boring Freight Elon Musk is a man of many innovative ideas. Most of them are consumer oriented, but all have great logistics potential. His innovations and ideas focus on two main areas: transportation and sustainable energy. Best known example is probably the Tesla, which is a combination of both. A 100% electrical vehicle. It has been a major push forward […]. The post Is Freight Going Underground? appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER. Blog Freight Innovation Logistics Transportation Tunne

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters

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There were so many interesting supply chain and logistics related drones stories in the past few weeks, that I put them together in this post. Please click the links in the tweets to read the full story. Drones and Flooding Drones are being used in many good ways in areas struck by hurricanes and other disasters. Drones can move around […]. The post Drones and Recovery, Edibility, Google, Applications, Public Opinion, and Hunters appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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The Trends Brokers and Carriers Need to Recognize in 2018 and Beyond

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The transportation industry has been evolving over the last several years, with many factors influencing changes for truckers, retailers, and freight brokers alike. While these shifts offer some opportunities for new and established freight brokers and carriers, there are challenges ahead that must be recognized. In order to thrive in a saturated marketplace, both licensed freight brokers and carriers should take […].

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Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles

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Logistics in the News – Week 42 A lot of interesting things in the news again last week, which you may have missed. Please find a roundup of the main news and background items for the past week below. You can read the full articles by clicking the link in the tweets. Robots in factories and warehouses GE and Caterpillar […]. The post Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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Everything You Need to Know About EU Customs Clearance

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The EU legislation relating to the importation of goods by businesses who are not established in the EU is very complex and varies considerably between Member States. As an Importer, it is important to understand the roles and responsibilities of the carrier and other representatives that may be required. As a Carrier, it is a big commercial decision to make […]. The post Everything You Need to Know About EU Customs Clearance appeared first on LOGISTICSMATTER.

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B2B Pocket Playbook: End-to-End Guide to Sales Enablement

Sales enablement is the strategic process of providing sales teams with the content, guidance, and mentorship needed to engage targeted buyers. It’s all about equipping sales professionals with the tools they need to put their best-selling foot forward. And if sales teams want to continuously sell better -- and faster -- their sales enablement process must have a game-winning strategy. It's time for you to start selling smarter - and hitting your sales number - with the best B2B database in the market. Get started today.