Saturday 22nd Oct 2016 - Logistics Manager

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Emergency drone delivery service for Rwanda

The world’s first emergency drone delivery service has been launched in Rwanda. The Rwandan government will now make up to 150 on-demand emergency deliveries every day to 21 transfusing facilities in the west of the country.

DHL starts testing warehouse robots

DHL starts testing warehouse robots

DHL Supply Chain has run a pilot test with French robot technology “EffiBOT” for an automated order picking operation in Unna, Germany. The robot is an automated trolley, which follows pickers through the warehouse and “takes care of most of the physical work.”

Are robots really ready to take over?

Logistics operations have seen a steady growth in the use of automation, and we are starting to see robots becoming available. But, asks Malory Davies, how long will it be before they make a real impact?


Awards now open for entries

 The 20th Anniversary Supply Chain Excellence Awards, organised by Logistics & Supply Chain magazine, are now open for entries.


Eddie Stobart to trial KERS curtainsider

Eddie Stobart is to trial a new SDC fuel saving Kinetic Energy Recovery System (KERS) curtainsider, which can reduce fuel consumption and emissions by up to 25 per cent.

International profits boost for UPS

UPS to build new tech centre

UPS is to build a new global technology development centre in Parsippany, New Jersey which will be used to develop innovative technology solutions to improve operational efficiencies, drive growth and run UPS’s global network.

Volvo Trucks, platooning

Volvo driverless trucks take part in Platooning Challenge

Volvo is taking part in the European Truck Platooning Challenge, in which three Volvo trucks will be communicating wirelessly and driving closely behind one another in a Platoon. The challenge, initiated by the Dutch Presidency of the EU, aims to move a step closer to the introduction of platooning (aligning driverless trucks on the road), […]