• Unmanned ships revisited As the shipping industry gets ready for the launch of the world’s first fully automated ship, the ‘Hrönn’, later this year, the maritime industry is buzzing with talk of crewless vessels and the subsequent cost savings that owners can look forward to. However, not everyone in the shipping industry is convinced of the merits of […] Roar Adland Ph.D., MICS 0 Comments May 24, 2017
  • Robots in warehouses of the future are here The pressure is on for logistics companies to provide faster delivery times to customers as demand in e-commerce rises. Robots have been used in factories for many years, but with recent advances in AI (artificial intelligence), a new breed of robots has emerged in the warehouse, bringing automation to a new level. In 2012, Amazon […] Fwd News 0 Comments April 26, 2017
  • Collaboration is the key to reducing food waste The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) estimates one-third of human food production is lost or wasted globally. Waste occurs in all parts of the food chain – from post-harvest processing all the way through the supply chain to stores and consumers. While retailers have made great progress in reducing the amount of food […] Fwd News 0 Comments April 12, 2017
  • “Fixing” the supply chain with blockchain solutions In 2014, when Maersk IT specialists started tracking containers of avocados and roses from Kenya to the Netherlands, they found that a labyrinth of paperwork and processes needed to be navigated. The navigation of these paths is costly, with Maersk reporting that there are “more than 200 interactions involving more than 30 people” associated with […] Fwd News 0 Comments March 22, 2017