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Swisslog debuts ACPaQ, a fully automated solution for creating mixed pallets

By |May 24th, 2017|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

The robot-based ACPaQ solution is the next milestone in the successful cooperation between Swisslog and KUKA.

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I versus Robot?

By |May 18th, 2017|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Machines are increasingly taking over tasks that humans have performed for decades. From Luddites in the 1800s to modern day “digital refuseniks”, some have always resisted change, and yet today’s robots are more capable than ever.

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Kudos for Swisslog blog

By |April 12th, 2017|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Huge congrats go to our friends at Swisslog for winning a Gold Award for Best Vendor Blog in the Warehouse Technology Writers’ Awards 2017!

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Elf To Shelf

By |December 6th, 2016|Beno, Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog, Video|

Team Beno is delighted to have played a small part in the creation of the 2016 Swisslog Christmas video. John Lewis better watch out...

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Swisslog Wins €150m Contracts

By |November 28th, 2016|Public Relations, Swisslog|

Swisslog Warehouse & Distribution Solutions (WDS), a leading automation expert for robot-based and data driven intralogistic solutions, has been selected to automate a new distribution center for tire manufacturer Michelin in North America.

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Ship-from-store: Opportunity or obstacle?

By |November 23rd, 2016|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Should physical retailers utilise their store network as mini distribution centres as they seek to compete with the success of e-commerce players? To help you form your own opinion, here are the advantages and disadvantages of the ship-from-store technique, which has become a popular method with Australian retailers.

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The Long & The Short Of It

By |May 20th, 2015|Latest News, Swisslog|

In the past, businesses have looked to automation to solve the problems and technical issues that have acted as a handbrake to future long-term growth, with occasionally only a passing interest in rapid expansion. Smaller businesses have always had to focus on short term growth, staying in business is the number one priority, but the smart money also looks to the medium and long term future.

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SHD Website

By |April 20th, 2015|Public Relations, Swisslog, Windsor|

Two happy clients make it to the top of the SHD website...

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The Big Future of Big Data

By |March 2nd, 2015|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Can Big Data make a big difference? What will the impact be on intralogistics?

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Swisslog Launch SmartLIFT At ProMat 2015

By |February 9th, 2015|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Leading automation specialists, Swisslog, will launch a new system for the monitoring and tracking of materials handling equipment at the ProMat 2015 exhibition.SmartLIFT is a Real Time Location System (RTLS) that guides, monitors and tracks every movement of a fork truck vehicle within a facility. Along with live inch-accurate visibility of all vehicles, operators and inventory movements, SmartLIFT provides equipment monitoring and fleet management tools to track vehicle usage.

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Gone In A Flash

By |November 7th, 2014|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

A form of extreme discounting, flash sales originated in France and are now spreading around the world. The phenomenon tells us a lot about what brands do to manage their stock, whilst keeping their brand value high and maximise income.

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More than milk

By |October 28th, 2014|Latest News, Swisslog|

'RT' if you find it impossible to go out for milk and only come back with milk. - @sainsburys. How important is the role of serendipity in retail sales?

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Neon sign of things to come

By |September 24th, 2014|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Our mates at Swisslog have sold hundreds of semi-autonomous robots that wizz about in warehouses to get your delivery to you in double-quick time. Here's what their cool dude / Innovation Manager, Mike Hattrick thinks is next for us mere humans...

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#SOCIALSERVICE

By |August 18th, 2014|Public Relations, Swisslog|

With around 1.7 billion social network users in the world, Social Media is one of the most popular ways for people to share their opinions. could this be the future of customer service?

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Congrats Swisslog!

By |July 8th, 2014|Latest News, Swisslog, TB Marketing|

We’re delighted to have played a modest part in the arrival of this UKWA innovation gong for our client, Swisslog UK…. We’re liking those magazines too! […]

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And you thought picking what you wanted was hard…

By |February 19th, 2014|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Outside the e-commerce industry, most would barely know or recognize the challenge of  consolidating orders placed on modern retail businesses. In a facility that features discrete order picking (a shopping cart principle where one pick run equals one order), the consolidation of the order happens by itself. Likewise, an automated goods to person picking system can sequence the correct picking as it happens. But in e-commerce facilities that fulfil orders in every thinkable category, such as the likes of Amazon, Otto, and Walmart, even an automated solution has to be broken up into manageable modules due to sheer size. Find out more about two possible ways companies deal with the issue in this fascinating Swisslog blog...  

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Say ‘Cheese’ Santa

By |December 17th, 2013|Fun Stuff, Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Our mates at Swisslog have come up with a Santa themed competition that's bound to hit the festive mark.... Competition time! Send us your #FestiveWarehouse photos and you could win a Christmas hamper to share with your team pic.twitter.com/hti3cmJAT8 — SwisslogInspire (@SwisslogInspire) December 17, 2013  

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Natural Selection

By |November 27th, 2013|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Few high-bay facilities are as impressive as the new distribution center operated by Alnatura Produktions- und Handels GmbH in Lorsch, Germany. It rises 17.5 meters into the sky and, this is the most extraordinary part, it is made entirely of wood. The high-capacity high-bay warehouse is the only one of its kind anywhere in the world, Alnatura points out with some pride, and an external façade that is also made of wood will soon be added to the ecological concept. The goal of the construction project is to build a cutting-edge extension onto an existing organic food distribution center. “What’s extraordinary is that the project is in keeping with Alnatura’s principles, which are based on systematic sustainability and environmental protection,” comments Dr. Volker Jungbluth, Managing Director of Swisslog Germany. “The organic food retailer can still rely on modern technology,” he adds, “since the warehouse will soon be automated.” […]

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Fossil Fuel

By |October 30th, 2013|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

Fesco, the logistics arm of fashion brand fossil, is tasked with developing maximum efficiency in a rapidly changing industry. Managing director, Josef Otter, explains how Swisslog helps them to remain a consumer favourite. How does Swisslog help your business? With a wealth of new ideas, Fossil is opening up new business segments in the market as well as experiencing unusually strong growth in the traditional watch market. Logistics is therefore constantly undergoing a process of change and optimization. Thanks to many years of collaboration, Swisslog understands our business and can support us with innovative ideas to expand our supply chain. What impressed you about Swisslog's proposal? The shuttle warehouse gives us a number of advantages, including scalability, reliability, faster order processing times and compact storage. The shuttle from Swisslog is a balanced compromise between system weight, transport weight and size, [...]

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China Shopping

By |October 23rd, 2013|Latest News, Public Relations, Swisslog|

China has long been seen as the world’s leading manufacturing base, but how well is it embracing e-commerce?The latest figures reveal some interesting trends. A report in China Logistics Equipment magazine listed four key points:1. Booming Transactions: Transactions volume in 2012 reached 9.5 trillion RMB (over 1 billion Euro) and is expected to be 27.5 trillion RMB in 2015. It is thought the annual increase over the next 5 years will be around 35%.2. Online purchases soar: In 2012, the total number of Chinese online purchases reached 280 million. Online shopping transaction volume (B2C and C2C) reached 1.15 trillion RMB in 2012.

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Swisslog secures major TJ Morris order

By |August 13th, 2013|Latest News, Swisslog|

Redditch, 12 August 2013 – Swisslog has been awarded a major order by TJ Morris, trading as Home Bargains, one of the United Kingdom’s fastest growing discount retailers. Swisslog will act as general contractor for the materials handling elements of a new distribution center. With this order Swisslog strengthens its position as a leading provider of automated intralogistics solutions for the retail industry.   […]

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