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Robotics Can Boost Business Recovery From COVID-19, Says IFR President
March 30, 2021
Despite challenges from international trade and the COVID-19 pandemic, now is the best time for businesses to adopt automation, says IFR President Milton Guerry.
Global Logistics: Challenges in Our Changing World
February 8, 2021
From strained global freight networks to rapid e-commerce growth, the logistics industry and its service providers around the world have demonstrated how flexible and systemically relevant they are as they...
Q&A: Rick MacDonald, DHL Supply Chain, President, Retail Sector, North America
September 30, 2020
Logistics Management Group News Editor Jeff Berman recently spoke with Rick MacDonald, president of the retail sector for North America at DHL Supply Chain, about various topics, including the COVID-19...
Drones to Play Key Role in Food Cold Chain Logistics
August 28, 2019
A new generation of transport providers may be making some forms of temperature control system irrelevant, says the upstart drone company, Flytrex.
IFR: Global industrial robot sales doubled over the past five years
October 19, 2018
Global sales value up 21% year over year. United States robot installations increased to 33,192 units in 2017, 6% more than in 2016.
On-Demand Manufacturing Firm Fictiv Expands to China
September 7, 2018
On-demand manufacturing provider Fictiv opens new office in China, expands service offerings with overseas partners, new tariffs affect connected devices.
Materials handling market to be worth more than $190 billion by 2024
August 2, 2018
Material Handling Equipment Market size is set to exceed USD 190 billion by 2024; according to a new research report by Global Market Insights, Inc.
DHL and IBM report cites benefits and potential of AI in logistics
April 17, 2018
The report, entitled “Artificial Intelligence in Logistics: A collaborative report by DHL and IBM on implications and use cases for the logistics industry,” examines different ways in which AI can...
State of Global Logistics: Delivering Above and Beyond
February 1, 2018
Industry experts agree that costs across all sectors worldwide will continue to rise in 2018, and the most successful shippers will be those that are able to mitigate their impact on...
IFR report: Japan delivers 52% of global industrial robot supply
November 29, 2017
International Federation of Robotics reports sales within Japan reached a 10-year high, and Japan exported 115,000 industrial robots in 2016 valued at $2.7 billion.
Could 3D Printing Threaten Global Trade?
October 18, 2017
According to a report released in September, current estimates put as much as 50% of manufactured goods will be printed by 2060, which could wipe out almost on-quarter of world trade.
Study Assesses Five Technologies to Impact the Supply Chain in the Next 5 Years
May 16, 2017
Robotics tops the list of most likely disruptors in next five years, 3D printing considered least viable in the short term.
Industrial robotics market in heavy industries to grow at 6.2% CAGR during 2016-2020
February 23, 2016
Material handling robots segment accounted for nearly 47% of the global industrial robotics market in heavy industries in 2015.
IFR predicts 15% annual growth for robots
October 12, 2015
US robot installations up 11%; global market value including support services estimated at $32 billion for 2014.
Industrial robotics market to reach $44.48 billion by 2020
May 25, 2015
Food and beverage is among the three industrial segments expected to lead overall demand for industrial robots.