Saturday 25th May 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Mercadona invests €120m in automation

Mercadona, the Spanish supermarket chain, is investing more than €120 million in automation for its fresh food at four new distribution centres located in Seville, Valencia, Alicante and Zaragoza.

Ocado fire caused by battery charger fault

The fire at Ocado’s Andover fulfilment centre was caused by an electrical fault in a battery charging unit that caused the plastic lid on the top of a grocery carrying robot to catch alight, the company has revealed.

UPS supports vaccine drone delivery in Ghana

UPS Foundation, which leads the global citizenship programs for UPS, and Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance, are to support the expansion of a medical drone network in Ghana with California-based automated logistics company Zipline to provide on-demand emergency deliveries of medical supplies.

Boohoo completes automation of Burnley DC

Online fashion retailer Boohoo has completed the fit-out of the extension to its Burnley distribution centre which includes an element of automation, the company said as it unveiled a 48 per cent increase in sales last year.

Epicor launches AI-based virtual agent

Epicor has launched Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA), a digital agent driven by artificial intelligence technology to accelerate pace of operations by simplifying interactions with ERP systems.

Synergy introduces robotic cart

Synergy has launched a robotic fulfilment cart, SnapCart, to help small parts picking and e-commerce fulfilment centres streamline picking operations without requiring any infrastructure changes.

Rhenus introduces robots at giant DC

Rhenus Contract Logistics has started using an AutoStore system at its new 60,000 sq m distribution centre at Tilberg in the south of the Netherlands.