This week in logistics: FedEx cuts European shipping times, Amazon stakes claim on delivery market

FedEx

eDelivery rounds up some of the biggest stories in the logistics and fulfilment sector this week.   FedEx speeds up European service FedEx is improving shipping speeds on its Intra-European Economy parcel shipments, which it says are predominantly used by businesses. Transit times will improve on around 40% of lanes (more…)

5 key warehouse functions to automate: lessons from Ocado, Amazon and Zalando

warehouse automation

According to Capgemini, warehouse automation could potentially increase margins by 8% through higher throughput and lower fulfilment costs. The interest is certainly there from retailers, with Zalando’s logistics head recently suggesting creating an “open operating system” for automation in distribution centres along the lines of Android, allowing different systems in a warehouse (more…)