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 […]
2020 has completely transformed ecommerce, and more consumers are buying online than ever before. In fact, the pandemic has accelerated the shift from physical stores to online shopping by about five years. Despite some truly unprecedented challenges, the October 2020 Logistics Manager’s Index Report shows hopeful signs for the logistics industry — thanks in part […]
Ten years ago, the notion of what a warehouse was and could be was considered a closed book by many in the industry. However, the rapid rise of the internet of things (IoT) and other technologies, combined with a changing ecommerce landscape, has pushed new warehouse capabilities from the bleeding edge to the mainstream.
The latest logistics challenge? Rising warehouse costs. You can thank the internet for the squeeze on warehouse real estate. Companies like Amazon have made next-day and same-day delivery a consumer expectation, and those capabilities require retailers to keep their stock as close as possible to the customer.