Q and A with Jacques Adem, co-founder and MD of Log Square

With academic studies in engineering and management, Jacques has more than 20 years of experience in the supply chain solutions and logistics fields
Jacques Adem is the co-founder and managing director of Log Square
Jacques Adem is the co-founder and managing director of Log Square

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Jacques Adem is the co-founder and managing director of Log Square. With academic studies in engineering and management, Jacques has more than 20 years of experience in the supply chain solutions and logistics fields.

He maintains strong links to the maritime industry where he started his career in a family owned business. As a business director, Jacques has headed projects in different supply chain applications, covering the cycle from Inception till hand over.

He is currently spearheading Log Square and spreading automation in the industry.

How are you specifically targeting the FMCG vertical with your infrastructure and services?

The FMCG supply chain has always been a focal point in our solutions. Log Square was a pioneer in deploying ASRS to cater for higher production and distribution capacities. High Density ASRS solutions proved efficient to hold and move a high number of pallets in a 24-hour batch production environment.

Intralogistics Distribution activities were also given the right attention. ASRS storage solutions were paired with efficient Warehouse Execution Software (WES) and order picking arrangements.

Our solutions offered a balance between automation and manpower available in our region. The software was modular and offered extensive flexibility. Picking galleries and stations were designed ergonomically for best performance. Most importantly, we have kept flow simple.

How have you adopted your processes and systems to cater to the growing on-demand logistics sector?

The Log Square team has proactively engaged the changes witnessed in the last few years. FMCG retail through electronic platforms is on the rise in the MEA and Gulf regions.

Log Square has developed extensively its capabilities in order fulfillment and value added services technologies.

The team has worked on layer; case picking and even reaches picking solutions. Log Square developed Combi solutions that marry between conveying, sorting and efficient picking.                        

These solutions were relatively lower in terms of financial investment and shorter in deployment timeframe. These ‘practical’ solutions did not involve robotics but order fulfillment arrangement with picking aids. Voice, Light and Display technologies proved successful when applied in the correct context and with right software guidelines.

Most importantly we were able to re shape our 24 hour support schemes. These are mostly insurance tokens that our business partners can leverage in their operation.

Log Square is currently enhancing its composure of VAS (Value added services) lines…

What are some of the latest trends and developments in materials handling that you’re seeing?

Mechanized robotic layer and case picking applications are currently in demand across the industry.

Other Intralogistics material handling eye catchers are flex lines. These are lines composed of plug and play modules. They allow you to alter designs with a simple tablet application without any electro mechanical or programing intervention. They will be very useful for multi-tasking and seasonal fulfillment centers.

How is Log Square differentiating itself in the automation sector?

Log Square leverages on its LOCAL engineering, deployment and support capabilities with a European backbone. The local set up and set of skills are key to our success. After all we are a company with the right attitude.

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