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30th May 2017

Wincanton celebrates start-up spirit as W² labs programme gears up

Wincanton’s commitment to driving innovation stepped up a gear as some of the brightest start-up firms from around the world pitched their proposals to work with the biggest British logistics firm this month. Some 24 start-ups from Europe, Asia and North America were shortlisted and invited to present their proposals to Wincanton’s experts in one …

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26th May 2017

Making the most of spare capacity through online brokerage

Many logistics providers across the industry operate with spare capacity, including shipping lines and road freight operators. Within our competitive market, finding ways to make physical assets work as hard as possible is an ongoing challenge. Online brokerage platforms, those which match shippers with available capacity across the supply chain, have become increasingly popular and …

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26th May 2017

Challenging the way we think about our industry

As the largest British logistics company, providing supply chain services to some of the world’s most recognised names, we have over 17,500 colleagues, operate more than 3,400 vehicles and six million square foot of warehouse space and generate annual revenue of over £1bn. Our size and scale provides us with operational efficiencies that underpin our …

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12th May 2017

How data can fuel the engine of business

Supply chains consistently produce massive amounts of data. Finding ways to effectively collate, analyse and use this data remains a challenge for many logistics providers. That’s one of the reasons we’ve a dedicated a category to data in our W2 Labs start up programme. With 3,400 vehicles, over 200 sites and with millions of product …

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11th May 2017

Making smarter use of vehicles, warehouses and people through W2 Labs

We operate thousands of “assets” – whether that’s our 17,500 people, 3,400 vehicles or over 200 sites –  both for our own business and on behalf of our customers. We want these to work as effectively as possible for the benefit of all involved. We can do this, for example, by using the best planning …

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28th April 2017

How can the digital generation help our industry?

Watching my daughters grow up is a constant reminder of how much, and how quickly, our environment is changing. Our children seem to have devices in their hands from an early age and naturally embrace the digital world with ease. It’s a world with data at your fingertips and, it’s always on. This world offers …

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26th April 2017

Driving the future of vehicle automation with W² Labs

Much has been made of the potential autonomous vehicles in the transport sector. On-board computers may be trusted on the most straightforward motorway journeys, however it is likely that drivers will continue to hold a safety-critical role for more complicated driving and manoeuvres We operate more than 3,400 vehicles and our 4,000 drivers are a vital company …

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7th March 2017

Wincanton Launches Disruptive Innovation Programme: W2 Labs

WINCANTON LAUNCHES DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION PROGRAMME: W2 LABS Wincanton, the largest British logistics company, has launched W2 Labs – a new programme aimed at challenging start-ups from around the world to develop innovative solutions to industry challenges defined by the Wincanton Group. Run in partnership with L Marks, the corporate innovation specialist and early-stage investor, start-ups are invited …

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