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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Self-driving Trucks, Amazon, Beer, Social Media, and Robots

Logistics in the News – Week 39 A lot of interesting things reported this 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. Self-Driving Trucks to Start Hauling Freight in 2017 Otto founder Lior […]

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 […]

Want Pizza? There’s a Delivery Robot for That!

A robot delivering pizza, sure. You’re probably wondering what science fiction movie I was watching where I saw that. Well it was a movie clip, but it is absolute reality. Meet DRU: DRU stands for Domino’s Robotic Unit. And yes, that is Domino’s Pizza. The Australian division of US Based Domino’s has just announced their intention to use robots to […]

Discover the Future of Your Multichannel Operations

Innovations and trends in Last Mile logistics are a recurring theme on LogisticsMatter.com. I love buying things online. It’s easy, convenient, and fast. One thing is of the utmost importance: the order needs to be delivered! Nothing worse than a missed delivery. Companies ranging from Amazon and Google, to small startups are attacking the challenges of last mile delivery with […]