Our W2 labs programme, was launched in 2017 to encourage start-ups to pitch ideas for how digitisation can drive improvement across the supply chain. We have now launched our second programme.
Run in partnership with L Marks, the corporate innovation specialist and early-stage investor, start-ups are invited to apply to work with Wincanton across four categories.
Maximum Visibility – We are looking for better ways to see how everything moves through the whole Supply Chain, from source to destination; every product, every asset, everything. Our customers, and our customer’s customer, want to know where it all is, all of the time.
Warehouse of the future – In the future, we know that there will be more automation, and greater efficiency, but as the High Street transforms, warehouses become the new “store front”. So how will the best warehouses actually be run? What breakthrough technology, tools, working practices will make them smarter, happier, places to be?
Intelligent decision making – Data, data everywhere and never stopping to think. Because it’s not just about big data, it’s about big decisions, based on intelligent input. It’s about anticipating, pre-empting, reacting… We want to be able to predict outcomes, monitor quality, plot demand, etc.
Open Season – This is our wildcard. We’re looking for the best and brightest ideas that can light up logistics, to change the game, be disruptive and surprising. We’re super-safety conscious, and focused on being industry-leading in Health & Safety, this year we’d like your ideas that focus on “SafetyTech”, in particular, for both Wincanton employees and the general public.
We believe that initiatives like this have the potential to shape the future of the UK logistics industry.
Information for our current labs programme can be found via the link below.