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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1001

Thursday, 19 November 2020 ( #1001 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
There have been a number of reports about warehouse automation in the last few weeks, suggesting that robotics is fast becoming mainstream. This week, we report on another two implementations of autonomous equipment. As we approach the busy holiday season, there are predictions that retail spending will surpass previous years, despite the increasing lock-downs around the world. Much of that increased spend will be through e-commerce, where automation is already well established. While 2020 will no doubt be remembered for all the wrong reasons, in the logistics and warehousing sectors, it will probably go down as the technological tipping point where automation came of age and robots moved more material than ever before.
Power, Autonomy and Reliability - The future of material handling is here.
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge - a team-building event open to the logistics industry - will take place on 23 June, 2022 at Newark Showground in the heart of the East Midlands

Movers & Shakers

chief sales office
Seegrid, United States
general manager
AITT, United Kingdom
business line leader
Terex Rough Terrain Cranes, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
managing director
Baoli EMEA, Milan, Italy
The Big Logistics Diversity Challenge - a team-building event open to the logistics industry - will take place on 23 June, 2022 at Newark Showground in the heart of the East Midlands
Durwen's new ZVW fork positioner range offers improved visibility combined with durable components.

Movers & Shakers

chief sales office
Seegrid, United States
general manager
AITT, United Kingdom
business line leader
Terex Rough Terrain Cranes, Schaffhausen, Switzerland
managing director
Baoli EMEA, Milan, Italy
Power, Autonomy and Reliability - The future of material handling is here.
With its pinpoint people detection technology, this VIA Mobile360 Forklift Safety System prevents collisions with pedestrians in complex work environments by alerting the forklift operator whenever someone inadvertently steps within a hazardous range of their vehicle.

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Nearly 180 million Americans shopped during the five-day holiday shopping period from Thanksgiving Day to Cyber Monday, according to the annual survey by the National Retail Federation.
It comes as no surprise, therefore, that news from North America is a bit thin this week. Our regular sources were either too
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