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 […]

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 […]

LogisticsMatter Partners with Manhattan Associates for Exchange Connect 2020

I’m very proud to announce that LogisticsMatter has become a member of the Manhatten Associates Exchange Connect #ManHInfluencer team. Manhattan Associates creates supply chain and omnichannel technology that helps the world’s best companies run better. In the warehouse, on the road and in the store, their solutions increase efficiency, maximize profitability, boost revenue and power growth. In the weeks running […]

Dutch Online Grocery Pilots Hyperloop of Things

Introducing the HOTPOD Dutch Online Grocery Startup Picnic has announced they will be testing a new last mile delivery method for online groceries. It is called The Hyperloop of Things, Picnic on Demand: HOTPOD. An App-Only Supermarket Picnic is an online-only supermarket. Customers do their shopping via an app. From the start, Picnic has been on the forefront when it comes to […]

Visit the Groenewout Inspiration Session on Logistics & E-commerce

What are the trends and developments in Logistics & E-commerce? That will be the main focus of the inspiration session that Dutch consulting firm Groenewout is holding on March 13 in Den Hout in the Netherlands. Groenewout offers professional consulting services related to supply chain management, logistics, construction management, project management and engineering… Right around the world, companies of all […]

All You Need to Know About e-Commerce Returns in Europe

Returns rates – how much is coming back? Blame it on the quality of product, the wrong size or having second thoughts: what consumers worldwide buy and then return totals a staggering $642.6 billion per year. To put this in perspective, the value of goods that consumers decide they don’t really want would rank as the world’s 21st largest economy. […]

Trends Brokers and Carriers Need to Recognize

The transportation industry has been evolving over the last several years, with many factors influencing changes for truckers, retailers, and freight brokers alike. While these shifts offer some opportunities for new and established freight brokers and carriers, there are challenges ahead that must be recognized. In order to thrive in a saturated marketplace, both licensed freight brokers and carriers should take […]