LOGISTICS ROBOTS

We often hear talk of how robots will increasingly change our workplaces, eliminating certain jobs with low added value while also incorporating artificial intelligence to improve processes. In this article we want to provide some examples so that we begin to familiarise ourselves with these automated logistics environments:

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NORDLOGWAY IS AWARDED SILVER MEDAL CERTIFICATION BY ECOVADIS

Here at Nordlogway we are very proud to have received the Silver Medal qualification awarded by EcoVadis. The EcoVadis certification covers a wide range of non-financial management systems, including environmental impact, working practices, human rights, ethics and sustainable purchasing. Each company is assessed on the material aspects corresponding to its size, location and sector.

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ELASTIC LOGISTICS: A NEW CONCEPT ADDED TO THE INNOVATIONS FOR 2020

According to the StartUs Insights report (May 2020), which analysed over 900 start-ups in the logistics sector, these enterprises are innovating and developing in 10 broad areas. Most aren’t new: internet of things, artificial intelligence (AI), robotics, last-mile deliveries, warehouse automation, blockchain, autonomous vehicles, etc. We have been discussing most of these trends and how they apply to logistics on our blog. However, there is one term which caught our attention: elastic logistics. Even though at Nordlogway we advocate for logistics to be made more flexible as a way to increase efficiency while also being more competitive thanks to cost variability, we have never used the concept of ‘elastic logistics’. This is not about reducing inventories but making them adapt to demand. The concepts of just-in-time or lean manufacturing are no longer enough.

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THE LAST MILE: A LOGISTICAL PERSPECTIVE OF E-COMMERCE

The COVID-19 outbreak has prompted businesses to step-up their online sales and home deliveries. In order to provide an immediate response to the new demand for client deliveries, businesses, restaurants and even small producers have begun to make ‘last-mile’ deliveries through their own means. Home deliveries have certain associated issues that go unnoticed in these times of lockdown:

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Nordlogway is a 3PL logistics provider located in Barcelona that is focused on providing customers with an exclusive, personalised service, guaranteeing the security of your merchandise and the reliability of our deadlines. We have leading facilities and technology, a highly-qualified staff on hand and a large network of collaborators.