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Insights from Antje Klauke, head of the motorized roller (RollerDrive) production line

Antje Klauke is head of the motorized roller production line. Learn how Antje Klauke has been contributing to Interroll's success for more than 30 years.

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Automated production for drum motors: Interroll expands in Baal

The drum motor business is booming. Find out why Interroll in Baal is expanding and relying on automation.

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Advance SmartLine conveyor increases efficiency at ZyroFisher

How the Advance SmartLine conveyor in combination with Interroll components makes a major contribution to ZyroFisher's success.

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Interroll Academy: Sharing expertise and experience

The Interroll Academy also offers a wide range of training courses for customers and partners.

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With extra-low voltage motor roller on the fast track: Spartoo’s e-commerce processes

Spartoo currently has almost 300,000 models in its product catalogue. Interoll's DC RollerDrive drive technology provides the right drive in its warehouse.

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Smart automation for order picking

Flück Fördertechnik relies on Interroll's industry-leading conveyor modules and controls as key elements for its overall system solution.

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Benchmarking plug-and-play drum motors

Drum motors, which are compact drives for belt conveyors, are available in asynchronous and synchronous models. But how do these two technologies differ and what are their benefits?

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Conveyor for below-zero arctic temperatures

Interroll has made its modular conveyor platform fit for use in environments as cold as minus 30 degrees Celsius. Deep-freeze logistics can now benefit from a zeropressure- accumulation material flow.

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Looking beyond our horizons: Interroll’s production system

It’s a story shared by more and more companies in our ever-faster moving world: Keep up or die. But how? An interview with Dennis Scheibler and Jürgen Wik, who have responsibility for Interroll's strategic projects and production system.

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Intralogistics in the Land of unlimited opportunities

For many years, many industries have been looking at China. This also applies to intralogistics companies. Which trends determine the Chinese market?

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Sauber F1 Team: Precision FORMULA 1 in the fast lane

Behind the scenes of Formula 1, developers, designers and production experts compete relentlessly for precision and the decisive tenths of a second. A look at the market strategy of the high-tech factory of the Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 Team in Hinwil, Switzerland.

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Interroll is systematically pursuing its innovation trajectory

In an interview, Ralf Garlichs, Executive Vice President Products & Technology of the Interroll Group, talks about how the company plans to expand its position as an innovation leader in this age of e-commerce and ongoing digitalization.

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Intelligent materials flow solutions for tire industry

Maurizio Catino, Senior Director Global Sales & Service at Interroll, talks about the strategic importance of materials flow in production facilities.

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Keeping our eyes on shared success

The first Rolling On Interroll Global Summit took place in Barcelona in September 2017. More than 130 participants from America, Asia, Africa and Europe could intensify their business partnership.

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Pallet flow storage systems under the microscope

Where large quantities of palletized goods have to be stored and delivered quickly, modern flow storage systems demonstrate their advantages in terms of economy, flexibility and safety.

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Storage on demand

A London start-up operates a digital marketplace for optimizing storage space. The innovative system is economical and easy to use, offering a high level of flexibility to manage supply chain logistics.

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Drum motors: Where efficiency meets hygienic design

Interroll's drum motors complete the new hygienic conveyor system of the Portuguese turkey processing company Triperu.

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New conveyor system ensures faster order picking

Accelerated picking process, clearer conveyor line: Interrolls has prepared the warehouse of Papera s.r.o. for future growth.

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Smart automation concepts for online retailers

With Interroll's Crossbelt Sorter, the Mexican company Conveyroll has developed an intelligent automation concept for the order processing of an online retailer.

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Europe's Silicon Valley for engineers

Interroll is cooperating with RWTH Aachen. Its new campus contains a research cluster for smart logistics: This is where science and industry are under one roof.

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Drum motors for high food safety

Alessandro Turatti, CEO of Turatti North America explains the advantages of Interroll drum motors for Turatti's processing equipment.

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“Knowledge transfer is not a one-way street”

Interview with MK Lo, head of Interroll in Shenzhen, China, about Interroll's global knowledge transfer and the desire for continuous improvement.

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New conveyor platform for the fashion world

A new conveyor platform from Interroll and Alpi Sistemi increased productivity in the central warehouse of DAMA SpA by 150%.

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What e-commerce has in store

From Augmented Reality and Chatbots: What trends awaits retailers in the near future? moving presents movements that turn our habits upside down.

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Hygienic machines for potato and vegetable processing

EMVE Sweden AB has been manufacturing potato processing equipment for generations. They now have the quality seal "Rolling On Interroll".

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Automated handling and palletizing system for Nestlé Hellas SA

ROI partner Zenon developed an automated handling and palletizing system for Nestlé Hellas SA, providing greater reliability and flexibility.

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Picking process: When robots reach for the shelves

The new “pick-by-robot” concept could revolutionize the picking process in warehouses and distribution centers and with this relieving staff.

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Hygienic drum motors for fish processing

With Interroll's drum motors, ADM Galicia has successfully implemented an automation solution for fish processing at Brasmar.

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Additive Manufacturing: A milestone in Logistics?

Part 2: Continued conversation with Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO of EOS, about additive manufacturing and how industrial 3 D printing changes production, logistics and geopolitics.

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Warehousing: Flow storage for automated distribution center

More and more distribution centers are relying on automated flow storage systems to save time and money.

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Additive manufacturing: 3D-Printing and its impact on Production and Logistics

Part 1: How does industrial 3D printing change production, logistics and geopolitics? In conversation with Dr. Adrian Keppler, CEO of EOS, about additive manufacturing.

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Integrated sorting and conveyor technology for an overnight carrier

Interroll's crossbelt sorters enabled Gavin Materials Handling to make the APC Overnight conveyor system more efficient.

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Retail trade and logistics: Future scenarios

What does the future hold in store for brick-and-mortar stores? The European EHI Retail Institute offers nine scenarios.

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Internet of Things: „Start small, think big – act now!”

Prof. Dr. Uwe Kubach from SAP talks about how the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 are changing production and logistics.

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Product design: “Our challenge is to design successful products and avoid flops.”

An interview with the designer Prof. Fritz Frenkler about sustainability in product design.

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Picking with lower error rate thanks to a future-proof material handling system

Rolling On Interroll partner SPHERE Global created an efficient material handling system with 24V DC technology from Interroll.

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Climate of Excellence: "Beauty comes from within"

Jens Karolyi from the Interroll Group talks about how corporate culture can contribute to commercial success.

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Drum motor platform: Drive for the next generation

The new modular drum motor platform adapts to every customer request thanks to its high flexibility and easy installation.

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More efficient material handling for pharma industry

Rolling On Interroll partner Wuxi Lion created a machine which improves the material handling for pharmaceutical packaging.

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Roller conveyors for the paper industry: Engineered to suit rather than modified to fit

Rolling On Interroll partner Pack Air Inc. and Interroll produced a new product line specialized for the paper industry.

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Speedy, gently, sweet: Modular conveyor platform for a cookie manufacturer

Modular conveyors are helping a Dutch cookie manufacturer with its increasing process complexity.

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Warehouse logistics: Pallet Flow brings more capacity for dairy manufacturer

An Interroll FIFO flow storage system achieves more capacity and efficiency in the storage of Juhayna Food Industries.

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Drum motor vs. gear motor: A system comparison in the food industry

Interroll and the University of Parma carried out a comprehension between two drive technologies in the food processing industry: gear motors against drum motors.

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Contentment is the enemy of innovation

An Interview with Dr. Ralf Garlichs, Head of Products and Technologie, about product and technology development at Interroll Group.

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Seeing into the future with big data

What will my customers buy tomorrow? Taking the place of experience and gut feeling, IT solutions have long been a reliable predictor of future demand for goods based on a solid scientific foundation.

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Production and logistics are merging

An interview with Dr. Till Reuter, CEO of KUKA AG, about the automatization of production and logistics.

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Flow storage reconsidered: New warehousing for PCI

PCI Augsburg replaced his block storage with a flow storage system. Optimal breaking effects are achieved via Interroll Magnetic Speed Controller.

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Excellence on the ramp with a special Rollertrack Conveyor for planes

Power Stow’s Rollertrack Conveyor works with double conical rollers and 24V RollerDrive. It makes baggage handling into the cargo hold.

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Speed Controller for Decline Roller Conveyors

The magnetic speed controller MSC50 from Interroll provides controlled speed for decline roller conveyors in intralogistics.

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Are drum motors better than gear motors?

Traditionally, many belt conveyors are driven by gear motors, including those used in the food industry. Yet motor rollers, referred to as drum motors, are growing in popularity as a modern alternative.

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Investing in research and development

Interroll expanded its site in Baal/Hückelhoven with the Interroll Academy as well as the Interroll Research Center.

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Modular Conveyor Systems in automotive: On track for a modular future

Automobile manufacturers are more and more counting on modular products and modular production. Therefore they also need modular conveyor systems.

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Increased SKUs puts new demands on warehouse management

For its warehouse and distribution center the African distributor ASCO counts on automated conveyor systems of Rolling on Interroll partner Neptek.

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hessnatur: More sustainability in e-commerce

For its textile production hessnatur focuses on environment protection. Therefore it decided to use a conveyor system from Interroll.

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Automated Drive Supermarkets in France

The French supermarket chain Leclerc changes to automated drive supermarkets. The needed drum motors are delivered by Interroll.

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Brand is trust. Insights from management consulting firm BrandTrust

How important is a brand for a corporation? CEO of the management consulting firm BrandTrust explains how a brand can become successful.

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In-motion checkweighers in the bakery industry

Accurate checkweighing is very important in the bakery industry. ROI-partner AP Dataweigh offers dynamic weighing and product inspection solutions.

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Supply Chain Management for ABB: Purchasing for a global corporation

Supply Chain Manager Angela Qu is negotiating with suppliers. She knows: "It is important to understand our suppliers".

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Modular solution for easy configuration and installation

After being successfully introduced in Europe and Asia, Interroll's modular conveyor platform is also produced in the United States for quicker on-site delivery.

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Transmec — warehousing in constant evolution

Rolling On Interroll Partner Incas S.p.A was systems integrator for the implementation of the new warehousing concept of Transmec S.p.A.

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Kaizen: “Never be satisfied with the status quo!”

Masaaki Imai, founder of the Kaizen Institute in Switzerland, talks about the concept of Kaizen and lean production.

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Médecins Sans Frontières - Logistics of the Unpredictable

70 percent of the missions are not foreseeable. In the team of MSF there’s also logistics personnel. Every day they master nerve-wracking tasks.

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Interroll: Customer requests account for many innovations

Dr. Christoph Reinkemeier, member of Group Management of the Interroll Group, talks about customer requests and how Interroll deals with them.

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Warehousing 2.0: "An efficient dispatch system increases productivity"

Increasing productivity plays an essential role in goods transport for companies. A conversation with Jörg Mandelatz, managing director at Interroll Fördertechnik GmbH in Wermelskirchen.

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Rolling On Interroll: Making quality and reliability visible

It is a quality seal which guarantees machine and plant manufacturers to receive the best products for their systems in consistently high quality.

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Transportation Logistics: Faster, bigger, further!

Human history can be interpreted as the evolution of transportation. Goods shall be transported faster, farther and cheaper.

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Material Handling 4.0 - The future is now

Is materials handling 4.0 at Interroll a subject of the future, or are the products already equipped with Industry 4.0 solutions? Dr. Ralf Garlichs explains.

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Hermes Fulfilment: Energy efficiency for green logistics

Hermes Fulfilment is using sustainable solutions in internal logistics. The 24 volt driver technology saved 25 % of energy. Get the picture!

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BuyIn: Strategic procurement for two market players, same industry

BuyIn consists of two telecommunication players, which share the same market. An interview with CEO Pyrtek.

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More efficiency, less costs in warehousing - a case

Gilmer Warehouse & Logistics goes with Interroll’s flow storage systems for more than ten years - and improved loading productivity by 50%.

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Sorting 2.0: Speed meets Precision

Performance, reliability and efficiency are the key factors for success in today's market. Logistics has become a key competitive factor!

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Food packaging specialist G. Mondini: Continuous improvement and Customer Orientation

Food packaging specialist G. Mondini about customer orientation: "We do not want to have a mere supplier orientation, but a real partnership."

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International innovation processes: How do we succeed?

Michael Kuhn talks about innovation cycles, trends and complex innovation processes of an international company.

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E-Commerce on-demand: Time is money

What will shopping be like in the future? Online for sure. But on-demand will only work with short delivery times.

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Innovation for better conveyors systems: It´s about the wow effects

Michael Kuhn talks about innovating products and processes – and on flexible foresight.

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Intralogistics for highest hygienic standards of pharmaceutical industry

Pharmaceutical products are produced, stored and transported with safety and hygiene. This drum motor satisfies all requirements.

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Versi Flow technology makes picking easy

Versi Flow technology works on the principle First In – First Out and makes picking of packages of various sizes more easy.

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Outsourcing Model for the future: Third-party logistics

The outsourcing of logistics is trend, because speed is the crucial component of deliveries. But the consignment hast to be coordinated perfectly as well.

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Logistics has become a critical success factor

Logistics became a success factor, says Professor Wildemann . It not only has to be cheap but also be adapted to the needs of local markets.

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Retail scenarios: interconnected and tailor-made

Customer wishes, purchasing behavior and distribution: on-demand and tailor-made are the trends in e-commerce.

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Cradle-to-cradle: Environment Protection needs new Logistics Systems

Dr. Braungart on a movement that changes logistic systems, distribution systems and customer communication.

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Warehouse Logistics: For higher productivity

An innovative flow storage with Time Plus function convinces companies and industry experts.

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A gain in flexibility, speed and energy efficiency: Intralogistics at Villeroy & Boch

Ceramic manufacturer Villeroy & Boch focuses in its intralogistics on energy efficiency and speed. A modern storage system simplifies picking!

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Hygienic Handling for the Food Products Industry

Food has to be manufactured in a special hygienic way. That is how food producer work efficiently and regarding highest hygienic standard.

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Retrofit – Optimization of Warehouse Logistics

The idea of Retrofit is optimizing instead of replacing warehouse logistics. Dynamic storage systems are energy efficient and pay off on a sustainable basis.

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Hygiene in logistics of baby food - part III: the whole picture

The food products industry requires highest standards of hygiene. Therefore logistics have to be planned carefully and improved permanently.

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Cradle-to-cradle: Paradigm shift in the production of goods

Cradle-to-Cradle for a creative handling with resources. The biggest chance? A change of production perspectives, says Dr. Braungart.

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Modular conveyor platform: A quantum leap in conveyor technology

The modular conveyor platform is the result of consequent design thinking and meets several mega trends: from e-commerce to flexibility

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Return Management means high demands on Logistics

The big product assortment and the rise of returns of big online-shops and teleshops demand great requirements on internal logistics.

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Hygiene in logistics of baby food - part II: Inspections

For the packaging and delivering of baby food, traceability is of particular importance. Regular inspections of the complex conveyor systems prevent errors.

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Hygiene in logistics of baby food - part I: Planning

The packaging and delivery of baby food demands special planning. It must be handled aseptically and adapted to the national food regulatory requirements.

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Modular Conveyor Platform: Flexibility for Conveyor Systems

Modular is the central quality of modern conveyor systems: New conveyor platform features cutting edge industrial design - in functionality and aesthetics.

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Motivating employees: “Not only products can be developed”

"When you want to deliver good performance, it goes hand in hand with a lot of passion." A Managing Director on analogies in sport and job

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Megacities: Growth and digital transformation form new demands for logistics and intralogistics

More and more people are living in cities. Groth and digital transformation form new demands on city logistics. Time for innovation!

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Kaizen: Continious improvement for maximum customer benefit

Kaizen, which means the continuous improvement of products, shall guarantee the maximum customer benefit. Interroll developed a special production system.

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Megatrends in logistics

Megatrends influence economy, society and politics. What are the impacts on logistics? An Overview on five big Trends

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Design thinking: Innovation follows method

Design thinking shall prevent the development of products without the user in mind. Learn how it is working.

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Logistics in the kitchen of a line cruise ship

In the kitchen of a line cruise ship there’s happening a logistic masterstroke. The warehousing of grocery plays an important role.

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Trends in Purchasing: Outsourcing and Team Work

Kloepfel Consulting explains the position of purchasing in SMEs: Outsourcing and purchasing groups are future trends.

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Conveyor Systems: The logic of networks

Trends in intralogistics: The effects of many developments have been massively felt in conveyor technology since 2005. A talk with Dr. Ing. Heinrich Droste >>

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Logistics 4.0: Internet of services and things driving force

Professor Michael Henke talks about the future of logistics. The Internet of things will become an important driving force.

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Organ transplantations: Life and logistics

The transport of organ donations is a logistic masterstroke. Often the sensitive load is transported beyond country borders, therefore time is the crucial factor.

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Next to rather technical topics about solutions and products we will be talking about the trends and markets we work in. Posts about developments and research findings are a part of our content as well as some insights into our company.

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