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.
Novelty, invention and revolution: all hold connotations of innovation, but innovation is about improvement and modernisation, Mark Landmann, DHL’s head of product development, told delegates at the 3PL Conference in Birmingham on Thursday.
Logistics providers are being pushed to provide increasingly innovative services as e-commerce increasingly makes the logistics provider the critical link between the retailer and the customer.
Drones, driverless vehicles, robots, underground tunnels… futuristic delivery options are proliferating, but will they ever replace the ‘man with a van’?
Automation specialists are coming up with innovations to meet changing demands in both retail and manufacturing supply chains. Malory Davies reports.