Group Futurista presents: Unlocking Critical Logistics Amidst the Pandemic Webinar

LogisticsMatter is Media Partner for the Group Futurista webinar “Unlocking Critical Logistics Amidst the Pandemic“. The webinar, which will be held tomorrow and will focus on what companies can do to stay ahead of the game in these challenging times, by optimizing their logistics through innovations like the Internet of Things and Robotic Process Automation. Roambee, Mars, and Dow In […]

Robots to the Rescue

COVID-19 has transformed the way we conduct our daily lives and with this, the use of robotics has expanded beyond the walls of warehouses and distribution centres (DCs). Due to advances in technology, we’re now seeing robots delivering at the last mile to get orders to consumers without compromising health and safety. With restaurant and convenience store orders already being […]

Walk This Way! Transporting a Complete Building

In the history of logistics great feats have been accomplished. The weirdest shaped cargo has been transported to the most unlikely places. Shanghai Evolution Shift has taken moving oddly shaped cargo to a whole new level… Moving House Moving house is a term that has already been taken literally in the United States. Below you see a picture of a […]

5 Effective Ways to Reduce Your Container Shipping Cost From China

The FCL container shipping cost is a big expense when you import from China especially it continues to increase when affected by COV-19. Importers always expect their shipments to be delivered at affordable rates.  Here you can consider these 5 ways to lower the costs. 1. Carefully select the shipping terms Incoterms is the first topic in international trading. It […]

10 Mesmerizing Videos of Robots in the Warehouse

The robots are coming! Wrong. They are already here. And they are getting smarter and more flexible and agile and innovative every day. Some might say it is a bad thing, as they will replace humans, but I think human workers will not be replaced. The role of the human worker in warehousing processes will change though. There are 270,000 […]

Warehouse Innovations and Warehouse Management Systems

Rock Your Warehouse! Last month I launched a new podcast series called “Does Logistics Matter?”, about trends an innovations in supply chain and logistics. In the first episode, I talk with Pieter van den Broecke of Manhattan Associates on innovations in warehousing and the role a warehouse management system plays in that. There are three innovations I would like to […]

270,000 New Robots Working in Logistics This Year

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. 1,7 million in Asia, 580,000 in Europe, and 389,000 in the Americas. Automotive and Electronics are the […]

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

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 […]

Supply Chain Transparency, and How It Can Help the Planet

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. Consumers that want to change there buying behaviour to enable a more […]

How to Increase Engagement and Efficiency in the Warehouse? Game On!

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to Pieter Van den Broecke, the Managing Director of Manhattan Associates for the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany in the run up to Exchange Connect, the company’s first ever entirely digital European event. From cloud-native technology, to employee well-being during the pandemic, to gamification in the warehouse, here are some of the most […]