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July 2020

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

Spaten-Löwenbräu GmbH depends on solutions by EPG: EPG | LFS und Lydia® Voice provide refreshment.


At Spaten-Löwenbräu GmbH in Dachau, Germany, high season begins in April and ends with the traditional Oktoberfest in Munich – an absolute seasonal peak.

Virtual Reality for the design of workstations


Unitechnik plans workstations by means of Virtual Reality (VR). Already used in several reference projects, the technology is now a standard component in the planning of logistics projects. The aim is to optimize the interface between man and technology already in the planning process. The design of picking and packing stations via VR makes planning much more vivid and increases the acceptance by employees.



Gartner, a leading IT research and strategic consulting firm, has positioned Reply, specialised in the design and implementation of solutions based on new communication channels and digital media, among the Visionaries in their »Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems« 2020.

Schneider Collaborates With Blue Yonder on New Carrier Marketplace


Shippers can achieve optimized supply chain management with real-time, dynamic capacity pricing solution

Swisslog wins German Innovation Award 2020 with the ACPaQ mixed-case palletizing solution


The fully automated Swisslog ACPaQ palletizing solution has won the German Innovation Award 2020 in the »Machines & Engineering« category. This award compares existing solutions and awards outstanding achievements in innovation and honors solutions that distinguish themselves primarily by their user-centered design and added value. The prize is awarded by the German Design Council and sponsored by the German parliament.

Bosch Rexroth and Klinkhammer cooperate on warehouse automation with fully automated piece picking


Klinkhammer Intralogistics, a system integrator and expert in warehouse automation is ex-panding its portfolio for automated picking by the Smart Item Picking of Bosch Rexroth.

Aiman Ezzat becomes CEO of Capgemini


Paul Hermelin continues as Chairman of the Board

SSI SCHAEFER and La Costeña®: Breaking logistics paradigms


In order to break logistics paradigms and modify their current supply chain, La Costeña, one of the biggest manufacturers of canned food in Mexico, worked together with SSI SCHAEFER to develop a major logistics solution that aims at increasing storage capacity, picking efficiency and dispatch production.

AutoStore® small parts warehouse for the storage of automotive spare parts at BeON in Ettlingen


The BeON GmbH & Co. KG supplies with its BeON Parts Center the Citroen, Peugeot, DS and from 1.10.2020 also Opel partners in southern Germany with repair spare parts.

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