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July 2020

Philippines launches first-ever automated cold chain facility ORCA, powered by SSI Schaefer


SSI Schaefer, the world’s leading provider of modular warehousing and logistics solutions, in cooperation with ORCA, the Philippines’ pioneering cold chain solutions provider, announced the opening of the country’s first world-class cold chain storage system in February 2020. In the heart of metro Manila’s industrial zone, the ORCA Taguig facility significantly increases the country's logistics capacity and preparedness for unforeseen events.

Highly automated intralogistics solution for Urban Outfitters in the UK


New distribution centre in Peterborough provides the capacity necessary to support the Urban Outfitters Inc. business • Core automation element is FlashPick® – the smart one-stop solution for automated split case picking

Vanderlande to be Key Part of Walmart's Multibillion-Dollar Investement plans


Vanderlande is set to be highly involved in Walmart Canada’s $3.5 billion investment plans over the next five years, which are aimed at generating significant growth and improving the online shopping experience for its customers.

dm-drogerie markt opens a new distribution center in Germany: with robotics & software from Swisslog


A milestone for project partners and retail/logistical mix of pallet high-bay warehouse, shuttle warehouse as well as semi and fully automated picking lines / Flagship project for German retail industry / High-profile reference for ACPaQ / Third major plant executed for dm by Swisslog / Total investment of more than 100 million euros

REWE International AG to Elevate the Customer Experience Across its Stores with Blue Yonder


Leading Austrian food retail and drugstore chain to expand its Blue Yonder footprint across key stores in Europe to automate space and floor planning

Predictive Maintenance for Sustainable Intralogistics: How Digitalization Revolutionizes Customer Service and Guarantees


Against the backdrop of growing market demands, Elie Zita, EVP Customer Services at SSI Schaefer, is aware of the increasingly complex requirements for operators of logistics systems.

HERBL Implements Blue Yonder’s Luminate Platform to Create a Highly Efficient and Quality Supply Chain


Blue Yonder offers a powerful and unique fulfillment backbone for HERBL, California’s largest cannabis distributor

Blue Yonder Named Microsoft 2020 Partner of the Year for Global Retail and Automotive


Company also recognized as a finalist for Global Manufacturing and for U.K. Partner of the Year

Successful Release Change in the Falk & Ross Logistics Centre in Spain


Together with the Dortmund intralogistics system house proLogistik, internationally active Falk & Ross Group has successfully modernised the existing logistics centre in Spanish Celrà. The central challenge in the scope of this complex project was migration to a current version of the warehouse management system pL-Store®, while minimising the effect on day-to-day business

Logistics service provider Craiss connects a new site in the Czech Republic with proLogistik


Albert Craiss GmbH & Co. KG operates a warehouse directly connected to the plant of a technology group at its new site in Czech Mohelnice. The central task of the contract logistics provider is just-in-sequence supply of workstations with components needed for gear manufacture. The warehouse management software pL-Store® from proLogistik keeps processes synchronised at all times, while ensuring high availability.

The last mile of logistics: Will we soon be getting parcels from a robot courier?


Last mile service providers face major challenges. Firstly, they have to cope with the high volume of orders, which – driven by e-commerce – is constantly increasing. Then they also have to deal with less and less tolerance from customers towards delivery drivers. Double-parking, air pollution in the city centre caused by delivery vehicles and higher delivery costs are just some of the criticisms that last mile service providers have to face.

Picnic Selects TGW as partner for highly-automated fulfilment centre


TGW is the key partner for the fully robotised fulfilment centre for Picnic in the Netherlands. The online supermarket will use a FlashPick® system, which is powerful but flexible at the same time, with three temperature zones and a shuttle system at the core of the solution.

Ramping Up Supply Chain Automation


Five Tips for Avoiding the Common Pitfalls

A Solution Gains Its Value with Implementation


Part of our team is currently at the company Hydro Building System in Landen, Belgium. Due to flight cancellations and postponements it was a greater challenge than usual to get there, so we are all the more pleased to be able to put our work of the past few months into practice.

Automating Pallet Racks at a Later Point – SSI Exyz C Makes it Possible


A new compact »C« assembly group is now available, completing the range of proven SSI Exyz storage-retrieval machines from SSI Schaefer. SSI Exyz C automates the pallet rack processes in existing buildings in heights of up to 13.5 m. Without any need to upgrade floor slabs or perform extensive modifications - implementation during ongoing operation is also possible.

First-class solutions for tugger trains


With the INDUSTRY TRAIN tugger train, Jungheinrich provides its customers with high-end engineering from the Black Forest. Neumaier specialises in providing custom-made solutions for customers.

SAVOYE is designing a new automated logistics solution to support the development of ADVEO


ADVEO, the leading wholesale distributor in France and Belgium of office supplies, services and solutions, is once again relying on its long-standing partner, SAVOYE, to optimize its order picking.

June 2020

2nd Annual Manufacturing Connect


2nd Gathering of major European Manufacturers for networking, inspiration and reviews of innovation.

HÖRMANN Logistik is innovation champion of the TOP 100 companies


Since 1987 Hörmann Logistik has been designing and implementing automatic high-bay warehouses, small parts warehouses and the connecting conveyor and handling technology with heart and mind in various industries. Innovative ideas, future-oriented technology and personal support characterise the individual concepts as well as the tailor-made HiLIS Warehouse Management System.

TGW receives Plus X Award


The Plus X Award is the world's premier innovation award for technology, sport and lifestyle. An expert jury selects the winning companies from among those whose products feature exceptional, pioneering quality and innovation. TGW is proud to have received an award for its shuttle system for hanging goods – in the categories of innovation, high quality and functionality.

Five Essential Capabilities of E-Grocery Fulfillment Software


In a previous post, I shared how the global pandemic could increase the future demand for e-grocery services and has led to new advances in fulfillment automation, such as Swisslog’s standardized Click&Pick® fulfillment solutions using AutoStore.

TGW helps Mango improve its service level


In recent months, a highly automated multichannel distribution centre has been built for Mango near Barcelona. The logistics hub currently replenishes more than 2,200 branches and online shop customers – not only in Spain and Europe, but all over the world. Austrian intralogistics specialist TGW was commissioned to design and execute the project.

In only 8 weeks: Directing the material flows of Finland’s largest forklift factory with LeanwareWMS


Mitsubishi Logisnext Europe Oy (MLE Oy), formerly known as Rocla Oy, manufactures and markets electronic warehouse and counterbalance forklifts, automatic forklift systems and their lifecycle-long overall services. The company employs over 500 professionals in product development, production, and automation business in Järvenpää.

SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE commissioned SSI Schaefer with highly automated solution


SHOP APOTHEKE EUROPE, one of Continental Europe’s leading online pharmacies, commissioned SSI Schaefer to equip their new logistics center in Sevenum, the Netherlands. The highly automated solution will increase the possible shipping volume to more than 35 million parcels per year and has been designed for zero-error tolerance and 24/7 operations. The investment is in the medium double-digit million range.

Seamlessly integrated: KESSEL AG relies on inconso’s SAP know-how for warehouse expansion


Specialist for drainage technology and SAP partner inconso go live with centralized logistics capacities at headquarters in Lenting

The Optimal Route of Goods to Hofer Shops at the »Press of a Button«


The planning of the supply to shops from the Hofer distribution centre looks like a scene from a movie. The technology of the future helps the logistics planner to calculate the optimal solutions, which a human being could never find so quickly and efficiently. An intelligent system for distribution planning (Atlas DMS) plans optimal distribution based on all of the specific limitations and rules of the trader.

The Future of Logistics in the Light of the Pandemic


A pandemic is one of those unpredictable cataclysmic events that are described by Nassim Nicholas Taleb in his bestseller The Black Swan. Their common characteristic is that no one can predict them, and they, therefore, surprise us again and again.

The Path to Automation


The plastic electroplating specialist C+C Krug GmbH took the path to semi-automation of logistics processes together with SSI Schaefer. Three SSI LOGIMAT® Vertical Lift Modules, two automated guided vehicles, type WEASEL® and a short bin conveying system ensure efficient processes between warehouse and production. The warehouse equipment has been designed for expansion.

Harald Rackel appointed COO of the SSI Schaefer Group


Rackel completes the C-Suite Management Team for the SSI Schaefer Group

May 2020

Castellini to Ensure Produce Freshness Across the Supply Chain with Blue Yonder


Blue Yonder will deliver AI/ML-powered inventory visibility and operational improvement for the produce and floral sourcing, delivery, and supply chain service provider

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