Last, but not least, mile delivery

Two companies made the news two weeks ago in the French post and parcel market. US e-commerce giant, Amazon and Colis Privé. While the former company’s name rings a bell, the latter is likely to be less familiar. US giant Amazon bought the remaining 75% stake of French B2C delivery company Colis Privé, just a year and a half after…

Augmentation versus Automation: Where and why systems are used in warehouse fulfilment operations

Lets start first by defining the terms I have used here: when referring to augmentation, this should be interpreted as the use of technology to assist human workers; conversely, automation is intended to be understood as measures taken to replace the labour force. To some extent, the division between augmented and automated warehouse picking systems…

Container Ship Cruising- Around the World in More Than 80 Days

Telling someone you’ve booked a cruise for your holiday this year will probably conjure up images of plush surroundings, nightly entertainment and copious amounts of food and drink- think Titanic but without the iceberg. Imagine then, trying to explain why you’ve chosen to forgo the entertainment and socialising of a traditional cruise to take your…