Friday 20th Sep 2019 - Logistics Manager Magazine

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Artificial intelligence is the future, says DHL

Artificial intelligence is set to play in increasing role in logistics, according to DHL, which has predicted 26 major trends for the logistics industry over the next five to ten years in its 2016 ‘Trend Radar’ report.

Get ready for a digital future

Physicist Stephen Hawking has predicted a future with “machines whose intelligence exceeds ours by more than ours exceeds that of snails”. so, how could technology available today transform fulfilment? By Penelope Ody

Chain of complexity

CAN the WMS cope with picking goods in-store – or would the EPOS system be more appropriate – or something else entirely? The world of supply chain execution is becoming more complex. Malory Davies investigates.

Are you ready for robots?

Just like our children can’t picture a world without computers, it is likely that their children will feel the same way about robots. The comment comes from Deutsche Post DHL’s Clemens Beckmann – and I suspect that many people will find the thought a little disconcerting.

Are you picking the right strategy?

Retailers and their suppliers face some hard choices as they attempt to keep pace with changing consumer behaviours, and no-where is the impact more apparent than at the pick-face. Malory Davies explores the issues.

DHL opens innovation centre in Singapore

DHL has launched its Asia Pacific Innovation Centre (APIC) in Singapore – its first innovation centre outside of Germany, and the first dedicated centre for innovative logistics services in the Asia Pacific region.

Automation: Challenging channels

Automated systems have an important role to play in the development of multi-channel and omni-channel retailing. Malory Davies looks at the challenges.

Take the robot challenge

Can robots pick single items efficiently? It’s an important question for e-tailers that need to pick a range of disparate items to fulfil an order. So it’s no surprise that Amazon put up $20,000 as first prize in a competition to find the best robot.