Stockspots Brings the Sharing Economy to Warehousing

Yes. 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 […]

Robots: Pick Orders, Not Fights!

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 […]

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 […]

Is Google Going to Make a Move into Logistics with Robots?

The past months there has been a lot of buzz about amazon turning into a logistics service provider, by in-sourcing increasingly more supply chain and logistics functions. It seems Google is looking into making moves into a similar direction. They have already followed amazon when it comes to delivering goods with drones. Now it seems it wants to follow them into […]

Logistics in the News – Robotics, e-Commerce Giants, and Infographics

Ok. To be perfectly honest with you, I’ve found it a bigger challenge to bring you a weekly round-up of the news, than I thought it would be when I started doing these. I know the last one was in Week 13, and now we’re in Week 21 already. I’m going to promise you best effort, and will publish these […]

Logistics Market Snapshot – May 2015 Edition

Each month the Georgia Center of Innovation for Logistics publishes a Logistics Market Snapshot with key Logistics and Supply Chain figures and statistics. Included are several Freight Indexes, Industrial Vacancy and Rent Rates and general economic indexes. Please find some statistics below, or click the image to download the full snapshot. The USDOT’s freight transportation services index rose 1.7% in […]

3 Groundbreaking Warehouse Designs

I love warehouses. If I see big buildings with almost no windows and loading docks my curiosity is piqued. I want to knock on the door and have a look inside and see what is going on. With most warehouses, what goes on inside is the most interesting thing about them. Warehouses tend look bland and boring, especially to the non-logistical […]

Logistics in the News – Week 10

It was a good week, and a good weekend as well (I know I’m later than usual with the weekly digest). My wife was away for a training this weekend, so it was just me and the twins. Had great fun, but spent quite some time today getting the house back into shape. And the things you eat when you let […]

Logistics in the News – Week 9

A good friend of mine came by the house yesterday evening. We usually play squash once a week, but his back is injured and I need to take it easy with my knee (try taking it easy when playing squash). We opted for some beers in stead and had great fun with my Sonos. Had been too long since I […]

Everything you need to know about Warehouse Management

I read a lot. I love reading. I go through lots of reports, research and background pieces on Supply Chain and Logistics I come across online, usually on my tablet. If it’s a hefty pdf I may put it on my Kindle, where I also keep my detective, thriller and historic novels, as that makes for ‘quieter’ reading. When it […]