A look behind the façade of our new distribution centre for Bunzl Retail & Industry in Arnhem shows that this packaging specialist invests more than average in the working climate: lots of light, state-of-the-art reach trucks, plants, a relaxat
After you deposited your parcel with postal code 2870, 2860, or 2880 into a red postbox or at the bpost counter, it passes through a sorting centre. Then it ends up in the brand-new mail centre in Puurs, where it is picked up together with other parcels and letters by the letter carrier on duty.
When chocolate, logistics and a sustainable future become one
Did the sector news for December 2019 get lost in all the festivities? For your convenience, we start 2020 with a brief recap of the not to be missed trends and innovations in the world of logistics. Read more about T-shirt folding robots, the approaching success of Uber Freight, the wide variety of city hubs, the evolution of warehouse automation, and flying water taxis.
Fruit and vegetable exporter Hoogsteder Fruit and Vegetables, part of The Greenery, recently moved to a brand-new warehouse in Bleiswijk. It’s just barely two kilometres away on a map, but it’s still a milestone for Hoogsteder, which is centralising its activities in the 8000-m² warehouse.
This year, Lidl moved its logistics centre in Breda a little further away to a new warehouse on the former site of The Greenery. The German supermarket chain leases the warehouse (over 58,000 m² in total) from WDP, which redeveloped the entire logistics estate. Patrick Marczinski, project manager for warehouse management at Lidl, gives you a peek behind the scenes.
This month, the sector is bursting with news about Artificial Intelligence and other smart innovations. Read about Hema’s predictive AI software, the announcement of a Belgian pilot project with autonomous trains, the importance of data for society, the profitability of a municipal rental depot, and how Chinese webshops are tackling their greatest challenge.