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Supply Chain 4.0

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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

Growth Driven by e-Commerce The warehouse and logistics market in Poland is driven by the “Amazon effects” and demographic shift. This, in large part, will continue in 2020. Today, the growth of e-commerce space is the single most dominant factor influencing the warehouse market in Poland. Share of e-commerce in the

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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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What Brexit means for German online shops

Developments in Brexit are changing on a daily basis. As long as there is no agreement, we can only speak of “as is”. But that does not mean that retailers and entrepreneurs should not make plans. On the contrary. German online retailers need to think what does Brexit (which accounts for 30%

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How Industry 4.0 Fixes A Disconnected Supply Chain

Imagine you are about to go camping and you have just returned from grocery store with all sorts of great picnic dishes: marinated pork, salad, spinach dip, caprese salad, etc.  Unfortunately, when you open your fridge you understand you’ve bough too much food that you can’t store it all in your

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