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Ahead of the inaugural Smart Warehouses Summit 2017 we chat to Richard Whetton, Operations Manager at Catch of the Day (Catch), an eCommerce brand started in 2006, now selling over 40,000 branded products across a wide range of consumer categories including fashion, accessories, sportswear, home decor, health & lifestyle products, groceries and everything in-between.
In this article Richard shares with us details of Catch’s enormous 26,000m2 automated warehouse that dispatches over 20,000 parcels a day and delves into the benefits, limitations and opportunities of warehouse automation.
U.S. retail giant Amazon.com unveiled the location of its first warehouse in Australia on Thursday, picking an industrial area outside Melbourne in a major step towards launching operations in the world's 12th-largest economy.
Australians can already buy Amazon products from offshore, but the prospect of an Amazon warehouse adds to pressure on traditional brick-and-mortar retailers to protect already-fragile sales.
An online retailer has opened the largest 'smart warehouse' in China manned by 60 cutting-edge robots. These Wifi-equipped, self-charging machines are responsible for moving goods in the warehouse. They send the goods to human workers, who then arrange the products to be packed and posted to customers around the world.
At the Smart Warehouses Summit 2017 David Ungar, Spare Parts and Returns Logistics Manager at Samsung Australia, will discuss in more detail Samsung’s warehouse transformation journey. In this article he talks about how process innovation and a renewed culture has helped to guide operational excellence at Samsung Australia.
Ahead of the Smart Warehouse Summit 2017 we chat to Marie Varrasso, Supply Chain Director at Nike Pacific, whose Melbourne warehouse looks after the entire Nike global range for the Australian and New Zealand marketplace.
In this Q&A Marie explores some of the key challenges of warehouse operations at Nike and delves into how collaboration with third party logistics providers (3PL) and new, lean warehouse operations are helping Nike overcome these challenges and boost their warehouse efficiency.
A Chinese tech giant has opened its first fully automated sorting center where robots and machines handle 9,000 online shopping orders per hour – with hardly a human in sight.
The brand-new facility, run by Alibaba arch-rival JD, does the work that would normally be done by 180 human sorters.
JD, which differentiates itself from Alibaba, China’s top ecommerce company, by being more like Amazon in supplying and handling many of its orders, employs 17,540 people at its other warehouses.