Excess inventory is a problem for many companies right now. Although e-commerce sales grew to $782 billion in 2020 (a 30% increase) — and rose again in 2021, to $960 billion — consumer spending has slowed, growing only 0.3% in the second quarter of this year. And e-commerce sales as a percentage of all retail […]
Warehousing has been at the center of many conversations this year, from shortages in both space and staffing to structural aging and automation.
Automation has become more ingrained in the transportation and logistics industries over the years. Now, we’re reaching a critical juncture where it has become essential to warehouse operations for some of the world’s leading distributors.
Chances are you’ve heard quite a lot about the rollout of 5G wireless technology in recent months. This new technology promises to provide quicker downloads, reduced lag, and a wider range for high-speed internet – changing the way we work, interact, play, and live.
Smart warehousing is here, and it’s slated to change the way we store, pick and pack goods in the years to come. A recent report from Research and Market estimates that the global smart warehousing market will total upwards of $3.94 billion by 2027.
It’s not often that the supply chain gets a lot of press (outside of the holiday season, of course). However, the usually behind-the-scenes operations at ports, warehouses, and on America’s roadways have taken center stage in the public consciousness in 2021. Why is that?
2020 was an exceptionally difficult year for the United States Postal Service, one that was cluttered by slowdowns, political conflict, and historically high demand. Long running financial issues ran headlong into a pandemic-related uptick in shipping from ecommerce outlets, which then was exacerbated by significant operational and process changes from top to bottom. The result […]
Maximizing fulfillment efficiency is an ongoing process and a major goal of every successful warehouse operation, particularly in a consumer landscape shaped by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. Consumers have increasingly turned to eCommerce for their purchasing needs, and understandably so, as they sought to avoid spaces where virus exposure was a risk. As […]
The shift toward sustainable warehousing is still accelerating despite the far-reaching impacts of COVID-19. External pressure on companies to adopt greener practices continues to rise alongside the need to balance costs and operational efficiencies. It’s anticipated the call for sustainable action will increase demand for strategic warehousing, automation, and eco-friendly packaging, among other currently unforeseeable […]
Online retail is thriving, and many ecommerce companies are scaling up their warehouse operations to meet increasing demand. But that’s easier said than done. Many factors impact the cost of warehouse space. Rents and real estate costs, labor costs, insurance, taxes…nearly all of them are pushing overhead up. Not to mention, your warehouse location will […]