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The European pre-pandemic retail industry has been estimated to register €49 billion in inventory shrinkage-related losses. Around 26%, or €13 billion of those, occurred online. Indeed, inventory shrinkage is, unfortunately, a term that any e-commerce seller will become acquainted with early on in their journey as a combination of fraud…


After a 6 percent drop in the automation warehouse market in 2020, the industry is now expecting a growth of 38.4 percent in 2021. One of the keys to this continued growth is the market maturity of mobile robots. Aside from the widely documented productivity boost enabled by the technology…


With governments amping up regulations aimed at phasing out internal combustion vehicles in favor of sustainable alternatives, the debate over electric and hydrogen vehicles has intensified, with large automakers weighing in and stating their allegiances with bold statements.

Although Tesla CEO — and PR puppetmaster — Elon Musk called the…


The digitization of global supply chains means that the steady flow of goods and services is increasingly reliant on an equally smooth transfer of data and information across the web. In spite of a record $7.8 billion invested in cybersecurity globally last year, we are already on course to match…


With the relentless conveyor belt of global innovation making warehouse automation feel like old news in 2021, it might be surprising to some to read that 80% of warehouses are still manually operated with no supporting automation. A DHL report states that of the remaining 20%, only 5% of warehouses…


After seemingly endless delays, Brexit finally came into effect in January 2021. The resulting policy shift and customs fees led to an unprecedented 40% drop in exports from the UK to the EU compared with the previous month. …


Today, the phrase “rail revolution” is employed rather casually when it comes to hi-tech innovations related to AI and magnetic levitation making the headlines. Beneath the excitement of the new, a quiet expansion of the old and familiar is taking place. …


As the high street got boarded up due to worldwide lockdowns, consumers turned to the internet in droves. But, with the incoming inertia of purchases came the proportionate and inverted momentum of returns. …


With trade restrictions and delivery complications sparked by the pandemic, immense pressure has been placed on international supply chains to meet consumer demand. Manufacturers are faced with spiraling shipping costs and delays, resulting in product shortages and lags in delivery times.

As the vulnerabilities in global supply chains continue to…


Over 60% of supply chain firms are looking to adopt cutting-edge inventory and network optimization tools in the coming years, much of them in the near term (35% in the next 1–2 years). Will these businesses overcome the impasse between planning and execution, lining up a possible paradigm shift in…

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