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Allan Leibowitz introduces news edition #1030

Thursday, 17 June 2021 ( #1030 )
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
Editor Allan Leibowitz comments on the news of the week
If there's one topic that seems to be dominating materials handling, it's automation. The increasing interest in the application of technology to previously manual tasks is very evident in our news this week, with a report from a leading consultancy noting that automation "has arrived" in European warehousing. We also share a German case study indicating the immediate benefits of automation - even when it's bolted onto an existing operation. And, finally, we note the growing investment in automation by courier and logistics giant DHL Express, with significant technology enhancements, especially in the Asian region.

Fact of the week

The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.
'The yearling' sculpture in Denver, Colorado
A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.

Fact of the week

The Olympics Used to Award Medals for Art. From 1912 to 1948, the Olympic Games held competitions in the fine arts. Medals were given for literature, architecture, sculpture, painting, and music. Before the art events were eventually removed, 151 medals were awarded.
'The yearling' sculpture in Denver, Colorado
A Rocky Mountain city provides a happy ending for a pinto pony and his Brobdingnagian red chair.

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