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Collections change faster than ever before; stock levels must be optimal

The world of fashion seems to run faster and faster, however retail prices are under pressure. Online retail is increasing its share and it seems that the players who are able to combine both offline and online hold the right cards in hand. Flagship stores pop up to create the necessary brand building and a good website is imperative for online sales. This industry is a leader in developing an omni-channel strategies; hypermarkets, traditional retail, online and even (pop-up) outlet centres are very common. Clearance sales happen all year and fashion seasons are getting shorter; we see more new collections being introduced during the year, but they have  smaller volumes.

In addition, the customer uses a myriad of different channels to gather and share information. Obviously 24/7. The cut-off moment for ordering is getting later and later. Some innovative retailers are able to deliver the same day.

Clearly, logistics systems must be flexible, fast and accurate. Warehouses perform additional activities such as labelling, hanging, marking or making anti-theft additions. Product identification is important, partly because of the relatively large return flows. Smart sorting systems, suspended transportation and efficient orderpicking systems are supported by sophisticated inventory management software.

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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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