Technology exists to automate many of the processes involved in warehousing and logistics and plenty of firms are embracing it wholeheartedly with great success. However, limitations and potential problems are causing some to steer clear of it for now or automate some processes but not others. What Technology is Available? Control software and radio data terminals are already widely used in professional warehousing facilities. While operational control software can make simple decisions about where

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We know for a fact that automation is going to be the way forward for transport and logistics in the future, with driverless trucks and cars already being tested.  We also know that Amazon have been trialling the brave new idea of delivering their goods with drones. What we are not so certain about is whether these drones are such a good idea. People and organisations are voicing a whole range of concerns about the use of drones to deliver goods but Amazon are pressing ahead with tests in the UK,

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If your New Year’s resolution is to start your own ecommerce business, then the first thing we’d like to do is congratulate you on that decision. Next, we’d like to give you a helping hand to get your start-up business started off on the right foot. Top tips for ecommerce success Sadly, four out of five new businesses fail. To help make sure your new venture isn’t one of the four, follow our top tips for ecommerce success: Save Money on Warehousing With space at such a premium, finding

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It isn’t news to anyone that online retailers must have a good, reliable 3PL supplier to deliver their goods but, now more than ever, it is a factor that could win or lose customers.  Horror stories of botched deliveries, damaged goods and bad behaviour by delivery drivers spread through the internet like wildfire and it is often the retailer who is named and shamed as much as the delivery company.  Thankfully, news of a good delivery service also spreads and attracts customers who have previously

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Top of the list of customer complaints about deliveries - inconvenient delivery times. Top of the list of delivery company complaints about deliveries – customers not being in to receive their goods. Finding a solution to failing in the last mile, as the movement of goods between a transport hub to a delivery address is commonly known, may have been solved by courier company DPD with the recent launch of its new parcel delivery app. The customer in control ‘Your DPD’ is a free to download

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