Monthly Archives: May 2011

What does the 80-20 rule tell us about intralogistics?

The 80-20 rule, also known as the Pareto principle, was discovered by Italian economist Vilfredo Pareto at the beginning of the 20th century. He observed that most causal relationships in economics – and in fact in life – follow a … Continue reading

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Amazon – leading the way through chaos

How can something be random on purpose? Well, Amazon, the world’s largest online retailer, stores its goods in a chaotic disorder. But only at first glance, because there’s order behind the apparent disarray. It’s called chaotic storage.

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What were the hottest topics at CeMAT 2011?

In the first week of May 2011, intralogistics professionals from all over the world gathered in Hanover, Germany, where the most important intralogistics trade show is hosted every three years. At this trade show, the current industry trends become more … Continue reading

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