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With all the enthusiasm surrounding IoT capabilities and new automation technologies, it’s easy to forget that robots will not improve picking times or reduce packing errors by themselves – they need...

When the darling of fashion online retail ASOS starts struggling we all sit up and listen.  The UK firm’s recent results showed a further decline in pre-tax profits, but this time it wasn’t down to...

The new year has arrived and in the world of fulfilment the starting gun has been fired for what will undoubtedly be the most hotly contested race of 2019 – the race for warehouse space.

Listening to the latest Brexit debates I was reminded of former US defence secretary Donald Rumsfeld’s infamous speech in 2002 about the “unknown unknowns.”

I recently had an interesting conversation with a senior manager of a major high street retailer. We were discussing online order fulfilment and the frustration of trying to keep up with the...

Money makes the world go around, or so the song goes. And while for many, cash will always be king, it is being quickly usurped in the world of ecommerce by a new pretender to the throne – customer...

As faster, cheaper shipping continues to feed higher customer expectations, retailers are more pressured than ever to offer seamless, almost instant product delivery. 

In today’s ever-evolving supply chain, anticipating demand spikes can seem like shooting fish in a barrel. According to a Barclays study, 67 percent of UK warehouse managers find coping with peak...

As traditional big-box stores look to e-commerce for their next act, they’re increasingly open to the idea of allowing smaller brands to sell through their online marketplaces. Third-party retailers...

If you’ve recently passed through an airport, perhaps en route to a spring holiday, you may have an appreciation for how complex the logistics surrounding commercial flights really are.