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5 futuristic views on materials handling and logistics

In December and January it is quite common for both media and consultants to communicate to their customers their visions of the future. In logistics too, one article after the other one was published. Costo gathered a number of these of articles, so you can quickly read what 2019 will bring us.

LogistiekProfs

This is the platform of the Dutch exhibition organizer The Jaarbeurs and numerous writers and experts are linked to this. Interesting is the question from journalist Marcel te Lindert whether we can expect a counter reaction to the trend of ever faster and earlier deliveries. Professor Ken Zschocke advocates flattening out the delivery peaks through progressive pricing. Can we soon see 'Slow Logistics' as a counter-trend?

 

Logistiek

The renowned website of the authoritative Dutch magazine Logistiek mainly promotes the publication published in December that gives us a preview of 2019. This edition can be read via the site. Experts look back on many subjects, but we noticed the extra attention for topics like reverse logistics and free deliveries. A lot of attention also for the modern DC of Dutch retailer Albert Heijn and of course the winner of the Dutch Logistics Award is put in the spotlight.

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Modern Materials Handling

Let’s have a peak across the ocean, as this can give us different or new insights. The American Modern Materials Handling offers 5 predictions for robot technology in this article. Obviously we see the prediction that robots will increasingly be used in logistics - supported by the claim that error margins can be reduced by 68% compared to working with men. We assume that this is a comparison with just manual picking, because with, for example, Voice technology and a proper WMS, you can already achieve excellent reductions. In another article from early January they give us an overview of the Supply Chain trends report from forwarder DHL, which is built around 4 pillars: technology, trade, talent and transport. Again, of course, we see the prediction of the breakthrough of robots, especially within order picking.

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ING

Financial institutions also regularly take a look beyond tomorrow and then publish their findings by industry. Among other topics, the ING bank identifies the increasing importance of data in logistics, the challenges of the 'last mile' and - again - the growing reverse logistics.

WarehouseTotaal

Last but not least a story on Dutch magazine WarehouseTotaal, in which Supply chain expert and Professor Jack van der Veen of the Nyenrode Business University explains his views. He sees 3 clear challenges: sustainability, the battle for good staff and finally "Sense & respond" - the need to respond flexibly to rapidly changing circumstances.

 

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