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Automation delivers more control over the supply chain

The non-specialist retailers and wholesalers are increasingly entering each other’s territories. Companies integrate forwards or backwards in the supply chain or seek alliances with other parties. Everybody targets every segment. Moreover, new competitors are entering the market; both offline and online.

Other trends are larger product ranges and international orientations.

Especially retailers have to deal with unpredictable consumer behaviour; they want to buy when and where they want. Presence in multiple channels (omni-channel) is a must. Moreover, we see an aging population, more single households, increased attention for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainable products and of course more convenience, speed, fun and experience. Product range are being adjusted all the time and therefor logistics processes need adaption too. Innovation is important; we see large retailers even (again) delivering on bikes.

These trends are forcing retailers and wholesalers increasingly to consider to automate their warehousing processes; from inventory management to management of customer data. Operational excellence is important and processes must be designed for efficiently. A high degree of automation becomes essential. The level of automation goes even further implemented when it comes to automated orderpicking and internal transportation. Low error rates and speed (read: efficiency) are absolutely required

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Live robotics solutions on stand Logistica

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Live robotics solutions on stand Logistica

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New from Xtend: Customer Experience Center and VAL module

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Costo presents WMS case at the Nationale Voorraaddag 2019

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Costo presents WMS case at the Nationale Voorraaddag 2019

04-2019 On June 6, 2019, the IMCC will organize again its annual Nationale Voorraaddag, the event for supply chain professionals at stockholding companies

Costo customer The Rolf group chooses WMS from Xtend

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Costo customer The Rolf group chooses WMS from Xtend

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Transportation with overhead conveyors for CB

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Transportation with overhead conveyors for CB

03-2019 Costo installed a double overhead conveyor at a height of 5 meters at digital printer Printforce, a partner company of CB. The conveyor itself…

Costo improves intralogistics between mezzanine and cold store warehouse at Zederik

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Costo improves intralogistics between mezzanine and cold store warehouse at Zederik

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Costo automates part of packaging process at logistics services provider

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Costo automates part of packaging process at logistics services provider

02-2019 At the end of last year, Costo developed and delivered a semi-automatic system at a logistics services provider in Oud Gastel, the Netherlands.

Transport and storage solution for chemical company in Asia

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Transport and storage solution for chemical company in Asia

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Costo signs cooperation agreement with Eiratech Robotics

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Costo signs cooperation agreement with Eiratech Robotics

11-2018 Thursday November 22nd Costo signed a partnership agreement with the Irish company Eiratech Robotics, a leader in the field of robotic systems.

Unique automated warehouse for service provider in Spain

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Unique automated warehouse for service provider in Spain

11-2018 Luis Simões, the biggest Iberian logistic service provider, chose Consoveyo to build their completely new fully automated distribution centre.

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