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What is Warehouse Operations?

Warehouse operations consist of receiving goods, storage, order picking and shipping. Order Picking Order picking is the costliest process of warehouse operations. Manual order picking usually consists of a number of steps that are quite similar for different warehouses. The process is started by the order picker receiving a picking

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How much time is needed to build a warehouse?

Short answer – it depends. Globally speaking the time needed to build a warehouse has declined in the past 10 years. However, there are still big differences, even between countries in developed economies. For example, one of the best performing countries according to the World Bank in terms of time

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Driver for Warehouse
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3PL Job Market Outlook

For 3PLs, recruiting and retaining top talent is a prerequisite for growth, yet, it is also a big risk. Since around 2016, the UETR, a road haulers association in Europe, has been cautioning of the growing emergency confronting the industry because of shortage of drivers. Similarly, Road Haulage Association in

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Warehouse Market in Sweden 2020

Demand For Spaces in Smaller Cities Close to Metropolitan Areas eCommerce market in Sweden is expected to show an annual growth rate (CAGR 2019-2023) of 6.8%, resulting in a market volume of US$13,407m by 2023 (Statista report). Growth in e-commerce and warehouse automation generates increased demand for modern, large warehouses.

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Modern Warehouse in Poland
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Warehouse Market in Poland 2020

A Dynamic Market As in previous years, the positive development of the Polish logistics real estate market continued in 2019. According to BNP Paribas the stock of modern warehousing space has grown by approximately 40 % over the past few years (BNP Paribas: AAG, industrial & logistics market review, Poland

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Walmart “middle mile” autonomous van is here

We recently wrote about an effort to automate frequent routes with autonomous road vehicles in Sweden where Volvo’s autonomous truck. We now have learnt that Walmart began a new pilot transporting customer orders between a Walmart warehouses and store-adjacent package pickup kiosks (more here Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.) Autonomous vehicles (AVs) operating in the “middle

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What is Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center?

What is Amazon Robotic Fulfillment Center? Two new giant warehouses are reported to open in Ohio in the United States. Each warehouse shall be over 65 000 square meters (700 000 sq ft).  Although there is an human element involved (the two spaces will reportedly offer full time jobs for

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eBay to launch its own fulfillment service

The e-marketplace Ebay will launch a competitor to Fulfillment By Amazon, the e-commerce giant’s service for sellers. For many years, Amazon has offered to manage the logistics of the e-retailers who want to sell on the marketplace, and now Ebay will launch a similar service for its sellers. The new

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