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20th May 2021

Wincanton launches ambitious ESG strategy with net zero premium home deliveries

Wincanton today sets out its new ESG strategy, alongside the announcement of its full year results. The strategy – part of the Wincanton Way – outlines plans to deliver long term sustainable solutions across each of its business sectors, Digital & eFulfilment, Public Sector and Industrial, General Merchandise and Grocery & Consumer, and to lead …

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12th May 2021

W2 Labs focus: Noam’s data-driven approach to construction supply chain decision-making

Data is only truly effective when it’s used to make informed, strategic decisions. This is at the heart of Noam’s work, with the Delaware-based company’s solution focused on extracting key insights from sources that can be disparate and complex. One of the final four for Sprint Three of Wincanton’s W2 Labs 2021 programme, the company is keen …

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12th May 2021

W2 Labs focus: Improving recruitment with ThriveMap

Logistics operations can only be as effective as the people involved. From drivers to human resources professionals, and warehouse operatives through to finance and legal teams; people keep supply chains moving. To build effective operations, recruiting and retaining the right candidates is essential, which is why ThriveMap have been selected to take part in Wincanton’s 2021 …

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12th May 2021

W2 Labs focus: Cloudleaf increasing visibility across construction supply chains

From San Jose, California, Cloudleaf is looking to enable better business outcomes in real time across supply chains, operations and planning. Its software aims to increase continuous visibility and intelligence of goods in transit and storage, maximising operational time and safety on-site. After reaching the final four of Sprint Three of Wincanton’s 2021 W2 Labs programme, Rick …

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12th May 2021

W2 Labs focus: BuildStream’s ‘mission control room for construction logistics’

“A mission control room for construction logistics” is how BuildStream describes its TRACK product. This exciting software saw the business reach the final four of Sprint Three of Wincanton’s 2021 W2 Labs programme, during which it will trial and refine the system. We caught up with Terry Clarke, Co-Founder of BuildStream, to find out more about TRACK …

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6th May 2021

Four start-ups selected to join Wincanton’s 2021 W2 Labs programme.

Wincanton has chosen four finalists to take part in sprint three of itsW2 Labs programme. W2 Labs is fundamental to Wincanton’s ambition to deliver truly innovative supply chain solutions. The programme, open to early-stage businesses and Wincanton’s network of partners, allows entrants to pitch ideas and products that deliver efficiencies across modern, digitised supply chains. Sprint …

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5th February 2021

W2 Labs: CognitOps looking to ‘transform productivity’ across the supply chain

With the final four for the 2021 W2 Labs programme now chosen, we’re set to embark upon the intensive ten-week incubation period that will see the successful businesses trial their ideas within Wincanton’s UK-wide operations. CognitOps, selected in the ‘Dark Store’ category, will be using its AI solution that optimises warehouse operations by automating repetitive decision-making …

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5th February 2021

W2 Labs: BionicHIVE creating more efficient warehouses with robot solution

Automation and robotics have been hot topics in the supply chain industry for some time. The benefits of this technology are clear for businesses and logistics professionals alike, but the investment to upgrade existing infrastructure has been a challenge. BionicHIVE, a start-up from Israel, has a potential solution in the shape of its SqUID technology. …

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5th February 2021

Wincanton selects four finalists for 2021 W2 Labs programme

Wincanton has today chosen the four finalists to take part in its 2021 W2 Labs programme following a day of ‘Dragon’s Den-style’ pitches. W2 Labs is a key component of Wincanton’s drive to deliver innovative solutions across the supply chain. The programme, open to early-stage businesses and Wincanton’s network of partners, sees entrants pitch ideas and products that …

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7th March 2019

W2 Labs challenges start-ups to boost workplace safety

W2 Labs is all about disruption. It’s an incubator for innovation and progress in the industry, and a platform for fresh, different ideas to bring about new ways of working. At Wincanton, we’re always looking for innovative thinking, both for competitive advantage and to create smarter, safer working environments for our staff. We are a safety-first …

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