Opinion: For post Brexit labour shortages robotics may hold the key

As Brexit is finally triggered, many warehouse operators and managers find themselves with an unwelcome problem: where to find a hard-working, reliable and cost effective work-force to staff their fulfilment operations now that the flow of eastern European workers into Britain is slowing down dramatically.  Alexey Tabolkin, CEO Eiratech Robotics, believes (more…)

Amazon’s secret sauce? An obsession with speed from day one

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Amazon’s obsession with innovative logistics dates back to 1994 when Jeff Bezos began building his empire from a humble garage in suburban Washington. Today Philippe Hémard, Vice President for Amazon Logistics Europe reminded an international audience of e-commerce and supply chain executives that this drive for operational excellence in fulfilment (more…)