"A thing of beauty is a joy forever." With those famous words, Keats could have referred to many things but a logistics warehouse probably was not what he had in mind. In his lifetime, warehouses were little more than large buildings used for storing agricultural produce, fabrics and manufactured goods.
Recognising the growing importance and prevalence of warehouses in modern society, for the last three years Dutch logistics magazine Nieuwsblad Transport has been running a competition to find "The Most Beautiful Warehouse in the Netherlands." A few days ago, my colleagues and I were excited to learn that the winner of the 2010 'beauty pageant' is UPS!