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Sound of success - WMS-Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of voice-directed picking systems – including those concerning augmented reality, the rise of e-commerce and the emergence of blockchain.

Part 2: Voice Picking Technology Report

VisionTrack provides video telematics knowhow to UK’s HGV platooning trial

VisionTrack is providing advanced video telematics technology for a fleet of commercial vehicles being used as part of truck platooning trials taking place within the UK. The company has joined a consortium of partners, led by Transport Research Laboratory (TRL), that is conducting the tests on behalf of Highways England and the Department for Transport.

UK’s largest packaging event to address the sustainability debate at 2020 Show

Packaging Innovations returns to Birmingham’s NEC on 26 & 27 February 2020. Ahead of its return, Paul MacDonald, Global Brand Director of Easyfairs’ Packaging Portfolio, discusses what can be expected at the show.

The electric vehicle fleet debate

The fleet and motor industries and politicians must unite to provide a co-ordinated timeline and pathway to establishing electric vehicles as a viable corporate mobility choice.

Brexit deadline extension will relieve pressure on UK logistics sector, says industry chief

The extension of the Brexit deadline to the end of January 2021 will relieve some of the pressure on the UK logistics sector as the industry enters one of its busiest times of the year, says UKWA – the United Kingdom Warehousing Association.

High-speed logistics specialist chooses Krone for secure and flexible loading

Sovereign Speed – the independent ‘B2B’ transport and handling specialist for courier, transport and logistics companies – has returned to Krone for a new Profi Liner curtainsider which, says the company, represents the ultimate in flexible and secure loading.

Brake offers crisis management training for fleet professionals with Alphabet (GB) Limited

Road safety charity Brake is inviting those responsible for at-work drivers including fleet managers, health and safety managers and HR professionals to attend an essential seminar on crisis management training. The one-day seminar for fleet professionals or those who hold a fleet responsibility is sponsored by Alphabet GB Limited and takes place on Wednesday 04 December in central Manchester.

Zalando orders automation from KNAPP for new DC in the Netherlands

European online fashion platform, Zalando, has commissioned KNAPP to automate its new 140,000 m² distribution centre near Rotterdam, which will serve customers in the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, France, Spain and the UK.

Rudolf Steiner appointed Head of Cargo EMEA / Mark Skinner to Head Business Development & Sales EMEA

Swissport International has appointed Rudolf Steiner as Head of Cargo EMEA. Mark Skinner becomes Head of Business Development & Sales EMEA. By appointing dedicated managers for its Air Cargo and the Ground Services businesses, Swissport strengthens its customer centricity further. They both assumed their new roles on 1 November

Boxing clever - WMS-Voice Picking Technology report

Manufacturing & Logistics IT spoke to a number of experts from the vendor and analyst communities about current and possible future trends and areas of development within the world of warehouse management systems and voice-directed picking solutions – including those related to automation, augmented reality and the digitisation of warehouse processes.

Part 1: Warehouse Management Systems Technology Report.