Automated drone-based warehouse inventory solution

Global supply chain operator Geodis is working together with Delta Drone, an international player in the area of civilian drones for professional use, to perfect a completely automatic warehouse inventory solution using drones. The solution …


Online retailer Bergzeit opens new logistics centre to improve responsiveness

Bergzeit, a German online retailer of outdoor and mountaineering equipment attracting over 1.5 million visitors per month to its online shop, has opened a newly constructed central warehouse in Otterfing, Bavaria, Germany. The warehouse complex …


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European Supply Chain Start-up Contest attracts 26 entrants

The first-ever edition of the European Supply Chain Start-up Contest has got off to a flying start, attracting entries from no less than 26 participants from all over Europe. Despite the considerable diversity among these …


S&OP Mindset Study (2): The key elements of an effective S&OP mindset

Most of us like to achieve high performance consistently and at any time. However, often we can be highly effective at one time, and other times we’re very unproductive. Research shows that there are five …



Segro seals new logistics real estate deals with Ikea and Zalando

In the first quarter of this year Segro, a UK real estate investment trust and owner, manager and developer of more than six million square metres of logistics real estate for light industrial distribution activities …



M&S improves supply chain visibility and collaboration

UK-based retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) has selected supply chain technology company Zetes to help transform visibility and fulfilment across its fresh food supply chain. Thanks to the ZetesOlympus supply chain visibility platform, the retailer …



High stock levels dent H&M’s first quarter results

The world’s second-largest fashion retailer Hennes & Mauritz (H&M), which is already facing tough competition from more agile fast-fashion companies in many of its developed markets, has suffered another blow following last week’s announcement of …



Working Wisdom: quote about business survival

Charles Darwin once said: “Intelligence is based on how efficient a species became at doing the things they need to survive.” Charles Robert Darwin (born 12 February 1809, died 19 April 1882) was an English naturalist, …



Supply chain start-up in the spotlight: Milkman

Founded in 2015 in Milan by Antonio Perini and Tommaso Baù, Italian start-up Milkman aims to become Italy’s – and later Europe’s – go-to company for truly innovative, customer-centric last-mile delivery options. The service enables …



Working Wisdom: quote about sustainability

Paul Polman once said: “If we achieve our sustainability targets and no one else follows, we will have failed.” Having previously worked for Procter & Gamble and Nestlé, Paul Polman (born 1956) became CEO of British-Dutch …

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