Retailers could save $41.36 billion through logistics AI, but only 1% of projects reach full scale

The retail industry could save $41.36 billion a year by introducing AI into its logistics operations, according to a new study. Titled ‘Building the Retail Superstar’, the Capgemini report claimed that retailers could save 6.9% of their logistics costs by using AI to optimise several core functions in logistics. An (more…)

This week in logistics: Parcelforce, Whistl and Clipper invest to grow, Amazon Air prediction rocks market

A round-up of the week’s news, including an acquisition by Whistl, Parcelforce upgrading its Manchester depot and some sobering predictions for rivals of Amazon.   Whistl ups customer service capabilities with acquisition Whistl has acquired a UK-based fulfilment and contact centre company as it looks for new areas of growth. (more…)

Pets at Home working on two-phase automation project to reduce cost of delivery and distribution

Pets at Home is working on a two-phase automation project at its distribution centre in Northampton. The first phase, which launches at the end of this month, will see a self-contained boxing process introduced to automate the dispensing of flea treatment on subscription. The second phase will see the introduction (more…)