Friday 22nd Mar 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Automation: sometimes it feels like the start

Automation is playing a key role in enabling John Lewis to achieve its 2020 goal of becoming a 50/50 e-commerce and bricks and mortar retailer, John Munnelly, head of operations at the retailer’s Magna Park campus, told delegates at the Supply Chain Conference in London on Wednesday.

Army to develop autonomous logistics vehicles

The army could soon be using autonomous logistics vehicles to deliver supplies to troops in war zones, under a £66 million project to fast-track military robotics projects.

FedEx unveils delivery robot

FedEx has unveiled a delivery robot, the SameDay Bot, which has been designed to enable retailers to make same-day and last mile deliveries to customers.

Hyster launches robotic forklift

Hyster Europe has unveiled a series of trucks using robotics technology that has been developed in collaboration with robotics specialist Balyo.

Vanderlande partners with Fizyr for robotics AI

Vanderlande is to develop artificial intelligence technology for its automated order picking, storage, unloading and palletising robotic solutions, as part of a strategic partnership with Fizyr.

Ford trials digital delivery system

Ford has formed a partnership with Gnewt by Menzies to trial a new digital delivery service that will co-ordinate multiple modes of transport.

Ryder creates three showcase warehouse sites

Ryder has created three showcase warehouse sites that deliver advanced automation including robotics, autonomous vehicles and drones; sensors and automatic identification tools; and wearable technology, like smart glasses and ring scanners.

Major Australian retailer choses WITRON

Major Australian retail company Coles has selected WITRON to deliver two automated ambient distribution centres in Queensland and New South Wales as parts of its supply chain modernisation program that will improve availability for more than 21 million of its customers while lowering costs.