XPO Logistics is processing e-commerce orders more than 10% faster after installing barcode scanners with machine vision in some of its UK warehouses. The scanners have been installed in high-volume e-commerce warehouses to help manage the continued surge in e-commerce orders driven by the pandemic and the peak season. The fixed-mount, computerised scanners speed-up the reading of inventory data and are more hygienic than shared, hand-held scanners. XPO selected the Cognex Series 370 technology following pilot programs with major retail […]
A campaign to highlight the dangers recovery operators face at the roadside is stepping up a gear after receiving “an underwhelming level of response” from MPs.
Dixons Carphone has become the latest major firm to offer bonuses in a bid to tackle the driver shortage crisis. The company, which owns Carphone Warehouse and Currys PC World, is promising to pay a £1,500 bonus to new drivers qualified to operate 7.5 tonne vehicles and the same amount to retained drivers. It is also offering staff who successfully recommend a friend for a driver vacancy a reward of £1,000. The company has also launched a scheme this month […]
A major supply chain failure at the distribution warehouse of Swiss diagnostics company Roche in Newhaven, East Sussex has delayed NHS blood tests and screenings for diseases including Covid-19 and cancer.