Cut cost and complexity using smart logistics in an omnichannel world

Omnichannel retailing gives you more touchpoints to reach customers. But at a cost of greater complexity, more returns handling and a host of other logistics dilemmas. Here are 5 ways you can profitably navigate the omnichannel puzzle, satisfying customers however they order. Using a bricks to clicks to swipe shopping approach offers companies more ways ... Read more »

2017-10-05T11:49:29+00:00 September 18th, 2017|News, Retail|

Man v. Machines – Who Wins?

Automation in logistics used to be about reducing labour costs and compressing warehouse space. Now it’s more about helping companies meet demands for ever-shorter lead times to turn logistics into a competitive advantage. Delivering faster requires a degree of automation – there’s only so much you can achieve with more manpower. However, you need to ... Read more »

2017-06-09T15:58:41+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Article, News|

How Picking Errors Steal Your Money

Do you know how much picking errors cost your business? According to the Swedish Trade federation, the cost of faulty picking per item is 1,850 SEK (€195). But they’re wrong. The real figure is many times higher because 1,850 SEK only accounts for the direct costs – and there is so much money people don’t ... Read more »

2017-06-09T15:55:33+00:00 June 9th, 2017|Article, News|

System Health Check

Reduce time to resolving an issue by 100% System Health Check is an innovative, proactive approach to warehouse operations that helps remove unnecessary disturbances. It’s a set of processes, routines and tools that automatically detect the first hick-up and initiate a solution before it becomes a problem. Higher quality and efficiency in your incident handling ... Read more »

2017-02-20T08:44:53+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Article, News|

Heineken improves ergonomics and productivity through voice

HEINEKEN’s eight wholesale distribution centres have traded barcode scanning for voice picking. Operators now have their hands free to pick up heavy products more easily, reducing stress on their backs. They work more productively and efficiently through better ergonomics, better control of picking and a minimal number of speech commands. Winston Lowijs and Ciske ... Read more »

2017-01-13T16:24:11+00:00 January 11th, 2017|Case study, Food & Beverage, News|

CB future-proofs its high-bay warehouse with Astro WMS

CB has replaced its 30-year old custom-made system with Astro WMS from Consafe Logistics to make optimum use of the capacities of its high-bay storage warehouse. The implementation was performed on schedule, without a glitch and within the set budget. Even the planned afterlive-support was hardly necessary. CB's high-bay warehouse had used the same warehouse ... Read more »

2017-03-02T11:04:07+00:00 October 17th, 2016|Case study, Ecommerce, News, Retail, Wholesale|

4 Key technology trends that will impact supply chain execution

The fast pace of the digital revolution is having a profound effect on the supply chain, and will have a disruptive impact in the coming months and years. Here are four trends and how they’ll help companies boost efficiency, productivity and competitiveness. Internet of Things: Information integration will streamline the supply chain Internet of Things ... Read more »

2017-03-01T15:01:51+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Article, News|

Solution Approved makes sense

It removes risk and gives companies a failsafe system of support and expertise throughout the lifecycle of all hardware and software. With suppliers selling hundreds of different types and variations of hardware, it’s tempting to buy products direct to get the best prices. But the whole supply chain industry depends on computers, printers, barcode readers, ... Read more »

2017-03-02T09:01:01+00:00 June 15th, 2016|Article, News|

Veritas streamlines complex operation with Astro WMS

Veritas operates 123 stores selling fashion accessories and small wares in Belgium and Luxembourg, each of which must be supplied twice a week. A sophisticated operation with push and pull flows has been set up to handle this challenging task at the company’s new distribution centre at Tisselt. Thanks to Astro WMS, the Belgian retailer ... Read more »

2017-01-13T16:25:00+00:00 June 12th, 2015|Case study, News|

PostNL gears up with Consafe Logistics WMS

After a thorough analysis, in December 2013 PostNL began establishing a new logistics centre for the fast-growing Extra@Home service, which needed to be operational by 1 March 2014. For this operation, Consafe Logistics delivered Astro WMS, the warehouse management system from Consafe Logistics. IT manager Marc Kooistra from PostNL: “We were looking for a large, ... Read more »

2017-01-13T16:37:20+00:00 March 15th, 2015|Case study, News|
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