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May 11, 2016 Diversity in store layouts leads to additional logistics costs in both the distribution centre and the store itself. Doesn’t it?

When was the last time you watched shelves being stacked at your local store? You would probably imagine that this is a streamlined operation, with staff poised for trucks to arrive so they can bring pallets of goods straight into the store. In addition, you may expect pallets to be loaded logically so that shelf stackers can avoid crisscrossing the entire store, getting in the way of customers.

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Category: Food retail, Warehousing

May 02, 2014 Albert Heijn chooses Vanderlande

Albert Heijn will invest in an automated distribution center for non-perishables. By creating more capacity in the same space, Albert Heijn can better accommodate the future demands of customers and supply its stores more efficiently. The quality of life at work will also improve for employees in the distribution center, as machines will take over the heavy manual labor. The first automated distribution center will be located on the site of the regional distribution center in Zaandam and is expected to be complete by the end of 2017. Vanderlande will provide the automation systems.

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Category: Food retail, Warehousing