Sales of logistics robotics rise 50%

The total number of logistics robotics sold in 2015 increased by 50 percent. By 2019, sales forecast indicates another rapid increase up to an accumulated value of US$ 5.3 billion is expected. In terms of units, logistic systems make up 53 percent of the total forecast of service robots in this segment. You can read…

Three years for Lidl to have the necessary logistics infrastructure in Spain

A month ago, the head of Lidl in Spain -Michael Aranda- announced that they will implement the online sales already used in Belgium or Germany. However, although the project is already underway, it will take approximately three years to be operational because they do not have the necessary logistics infrastructure yet. He also explained that…

Where it comes from? Where does it go?

Traffic according to origin on barcelona’s port You might have realized that parts of your habitual staff are not from here. But you have ever wonder, how many of them were from that exactly destination? How many of those products arrive at your port? Let’s search for some answers.You can see the principal main origin…

BMW Logistics Using Autonomous Transport Robots!

BMW’s newest invention is part of the manufacturing process and will make it easier in the future. According to the „“supplychain247“ webside, BMW has launched a fleet of 10 self-driving smart transport robots to transport components through ist logistics operations in Wackelsdorf plant. BMW has been working hard to reduce emissions in all steps of the…

What is globalization doing to the world of Logistics?

The following article was written by David Bouchard published on” inboundlogistics.com” and analyses the impacts of globalisation to the world of logistics in our future. Since the early 1990s open trade, dividing up the world into larger chunks of trading blocks is increasing and increasing. Free Trade Agreement between US and Canada, Canada with the…

Apple’s supply chain or where do your Apple products actually come from?

The IT research firm Gartner rated Apple with the first place in supply chain management for five years already. This fact seems controversial since many other companies focus so much more on logistics in their activity. Firstly, the Apple’s chain model is analysed. According to t he case study “Apple Computer’s Supplier Hubs: A Tale of…

Inside FedEx’s ‘Superhub’ During Christmas Rush

Hey guys! Christmas is approaching, and it is one of the busiest days for delivery companies. The increasing use of the online shopping has made that millions of packages have to be delivered every day. Besides, timing is everything in these kind of companies so they have to operate very efficiently in order to have…

Bullwhip effect

The Bullwhip effect was first noticed by Jay Forrester and is therefore also known as the Forrester effect. The effect is a sudden and unexpected increase in demand of a product. The further away from the customer in the supply chain, the greater are the sign of the effect (see picture below). Some causes of…