How Product as a Service Enables the Circular Economy

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, […]

Is Freight Going Underground?

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 […]

Dutch Conference: Jobs of the Future in Logistics and Shipping

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 […]

The State of Online Marketing in Logistics

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. […]

Delivery Drones? Industrial Paper Airplanes!

Who didn’t fold paper airplanes as a kid? I sure did. Threw them out my bedroom window, until the neighbors complained about all the paper in their backyard… Is it a bird? Is it a drone? No, it’s a… Otherlab has taken this childhood pastime and formed it into a very clever low-cost highly efficient delivery system. Where until now […]

Logistics Video: Mesmerizing Conveyor Belt

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 […]

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

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 […]

Megatrends, Strategic Technology Trends, Robots, and Autonomous Vehicles

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 […]