IHOP’s Flip’d Targets On-the-Go Customers

Flip’d by IHOP is the rebooted fast-casual spinoff from IHOP. Multiple locations are planned to open in 2021. Look for Flip’d in suburban areas in New York, Kansas, and Ohio, and at high-end convenience stores like Kwik Stop and Minit Mart.

On-the-go customers can place their orders at digital kiosks or the counter.  Delivery and digital order pickup are available for off-premise customers.


Video Spotlight: IHOP opening new restaurant Flip’d (May 21, 2021, KPRC 2 Click2Houston)


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By |2021-08-31T07:14:05+00:00August 31, 2021|Tags: , , , |

LocusBots Track Real-Time Warehouse Operations

In response to a surge in e-commerce, Locus Robotics is developing better and more efficient robots to handle increased warehousing demand.

Locus Robotics’ robots are called “LocusBots”.  They are autonomous and mobile and can track real-time warehouse operations using iPhone or wearable technology.

New features for LocusBots to better handle item picking and handling in warehouses are in the research and development stage.


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DHL Optimizes Packaging for e-Commerce Warehouses

DHL has developed a set of algorithms that determine the best fitting box for each order, which ultimately arrives at the boxing strategy that minimizes shipping costs.

DHL found an expected cost savings of 5%– 7% on annual shipping costs, when the system was tested in  e-commerce warehouses across three different industries in October 2020.


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By |2021-02-23T22:31:10+00:00February 23, 2021|Tags: , , |

Design Cycle for GM’s Hummer EV Cut by 3 Years

With its Hummer EV, GM has cut 3 years out of its usual 5-year design time.

GM says that the new development process is saving $1.5 billion annually. GM is using new technologies such as virtual product testing and hardware-in-the-loop testing to cut product development time dramatically.  It also helps that the Hummer EV is using a battery that was previously developed and has far fewer parts compared to combustion engine technology.

Testing virtual parts saves money since 3-D printed parts can […]

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