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Automation

By Sasha Fedorenko July 8, 2019 - 3:37 pm

Implementation of digital twins to improve logistics operations

Implementation of digital twins is set to improve logistics operations by "revealing insights from the past, optimising the present, and predicting the future," says DHL Trend Report. What is a digital twin? A digital twin is a unique, virtual representation of a physical thing that monitors and

How cross-border automation will take shape by 2024

Automation is set to enhance warehouse operations without eliminating human labour by 2024, says new study by 2024 Warehousing Vision Study by Zebra Technologies Corporation. It is set to be a key focus for marketplace sellers owning a warehouse in the next five years. Sellers

Amazon Textract is now available to automate data management

Amazon US today announced the general availability of Amazon Textract, a machine learning service which automatically extracts text and data which would typically need a manual review. The tool allows users to document workflows, enabling them to process millions of document pages in hours. User

Alibaba has the largest AGV ‘Robot’ Army in China

We've written in the past about robots in warehouses, so it should be no surprise to learn that Alibaba also make use of them. They're not really robots in the true sense of the word, but better described as automatic guided vehicles (AGVs) and are

Amazon now uses 45k robots to automate operations

The future is automated and Amazon is leading the way. Robots are at the core of ecommerce innovation. At the end of 2014, Amazon had 14k robots and now it has more than three times that. So what's the story at Robot Amazon? 45k robots

NetDespatch & ChannelAdvisor combine to automate shipping labels

NetDespatch has helped BabyKnowsBest make the leap from part time eBay seller to full time online retailer with an integrated web-based shipping solution. Specialising in baby accessories and baby essentials from leading manufacturers such as Philips Avent, Milton and Fisher Price, BabyKnowsBest ship more than

I purchased an Amazon Echo, should you?

Having lived with Amazon Echo for two weeks, I now feel qualified to give my verdict. I've read so many reviews raving about Echo that I feel somewhat at a loss because currently I don't particularly rate it - I would certainly add some caveats

Why Amazon Echo won’t be very good

This coming week my life will change and will supposedly never be the quite same again. I'm about to get my very own electronic personal assistant in the form of Amazon's Echo device with Alexa. Alexa will henceforth be my friend, my slave, my fount of

GFS and ChannelAdvisor announce strategic partnership

GFS and ChannelAdvisor have signed a partnership agreement to offer online multichannel retailers an automated despatch solution for fast and efficient shipping. This new partnership offers ChannelAdvisor customers the ability to print labels straight from their ChannelAdvisor system, using the hassle free integration to connect their

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