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 […]

Understanding How Tech Can Improve Driver Safety

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. Ensuring drivers, pedestrians and other road users are as safe as possible is a constant challenge. In both the […]

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 […]

How COVID19 is Crippling the Global Supply Chain

While a lot of businesses and industries have been hit hard, the impact of Covid19 on Global Supply Chain has been particularly devastating. It’s had such a profound effect on the way the entire world operates, that everyone from the largest businesses to governments and retail stores is being affected. Even end consumers (namely, everyone in the world) have felt […]

Sittin’ on the Dock of the Bay

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 […]