DC Velocity – Great Dane Distribution

No, we’re not talking about canine logistics, but rather, Denmark’s leading retailer, which slashed distribution costs 9 percent by automating its operations.

By David Maloney

HRL_RGB_02_kleinDenmark may seem like a small country, but from a logistics standpoint, it can be a challenge. Most of its population lives on the Jutland peninsula, which extends northward from Germany, or on the main islands of Zealand and Funen. But the country also includes over 400 other islands, some inhabited and some not. Adding to that are denizens of distant Greenland and the Faroe Islands.

For Coop, Denmark’s largest retailer, serving that diverse geography is not easy.

Coop is similar in scope to Wal-Mart in the United States. It sells a mix of grocery and general merchandise, with retail outlets varying in size from large department stores to compact convenience shops in the smaller towns. Overall, the chain consists of 1,200 stores over five brands, which are located on Denmark’s home islands, Greenland, and the Faroe Islands.

Up until a few years ago, Coop used a regional approach to distribution to its many stores. But it has since consolidated seven mostly manual operations into one automated facility for distributing its nonfood products—a move that has boosted productivity, cut costs, and reduced labor needs.

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In Bound Logistics – Materials Handling Meets Big Data

14_Big Data_Inbound LogisticsBy Amy Roach Partridge

By studying warehouse equipment and labor performance data, you can help your operations achieve top marks for productivity, safety, and equipment utilization.

The supply chain sector is buzzing about big data. At any logistics association conference, the topic of what to do with the large and complex sets of data most companies are now collecting is bound to come up. And now, big data is gaining ground in warehouses and distribution centers, too—places that were once a black hole of information.  To read entire article, click here.

Food Logistics – Warehouse Automation in the Food & Beverage Sector

Recently the editorsRoss Halket_Head Shot1 of Food Logistics Magazine asked nearly a dozen of the world’s leading experts on warehouse automation a handful of questions to gauge the year ahead and pinpoint specifics for the food and beverage sector.

Ross Halket, SSI Schaefer’s Executive Director of ASD Sales in the United States was on of the executives selected.  Please click here to read his responses.

 



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