Sunday 5th Jul 2020 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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First-ever Amazon drone delivery trial is UK-based

Online retail giant Amazon has launched its first-ever ‘Prime Air’ drone delivery trial in Cambridge, UK. The service can deliver packages up to five pounds in 30 minutes or less – the first order was a Fire TV and bag of popcorn, which took 13 minutes from ordering to delivery.

Yusen chooses Swisslog for autonomous robots

Yusen Logistics has chosen Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions to implement its AutoStore Automated System in Singapore. The system involves the use of autonomous robots, which sit on top of an aluminium grid.

Effi-BOT wins DHL robotics challenge

Effi-BOT, an autonomous delivery robot created by French robotics company Effidence, has won DHL’s robotics competition at the company’s innovation day, reports Alex Leonards from Troisdorf, Germany.

Hermes launches Leeds innovation lab

Hermes has launched an innovation lab in Leeds. Initial projects for the lab are self-tracking parcels, intelligent delivery using location-based services and new tracking experiences.

Supply Chain Award winners revealed

The winners of the 2016 Supply Chain Excellence Awards were revealed last night at a glittering ceremony in London, attended by supply chain leaders from right across Europe.

Kivnon and ABB partner on collaborative Robot

Kivnon, the Auto Guided Vehicles company (AGV), and robotics company ABB have partnered up to develop a new collaborative robot AGV for the logistics and distribution industry.

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.”