Drayage has long been one of the least understood and most critical processes in the supply chain. Without effective drayage systems, cargo doesn’t get unloaded from container ships and international trucks in a timely manner, creating backups that slow operations at warehouses, retailers, ecommerce hubs, and more.
While other industries were shifting to digital solutions, many companies on the supply chain operated using the old methods — paper and pen, in many cases. Now that tech innovation is starting has penetrated into warehousing and logistics in a big way, there’s a lot of cybersecurity catch-up to be done.
In 2019, the role of warehousing in the supply chain is evolving to meet new consumer expectations. At the same time, shifting macroeconomic pressures and market demands are impacting how warehouses look and operate.