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Postal Hub podcast

Mar 5, 2020

Ralf Garlichs, Chief Operations Officer at Siemens Logistics, joins me to discuss the automated future of parcel processing:

  • Processing varying parcel formats
  • Speed and complexity
  • Removing the need for manual handling
  • A brief history of automation in logistics
  • Labour shortage implications for logistics
  • Three factors driving advances in automation: labour, volume growth, and the battle for services
  • Data analytics role in improving efficiency
  • Step-by-step progress towards a “touchless hub” - from unloading trucks through to sorting
  • The automation technology already available today - including robots in hubs
  • Automation in the core of sorting centres
  • Who can benefit from logistics automation?