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Addressing the Challenges of Scalability in the Ecommerce Omnichannel Warehouse

While ecommerce continues to be the fastest growing segment of the global economy, individual warehouses face more volatility and unpredictability, and intelligent, modular robot-based automation delivers the flexibility to manage seasonal or sustained growth while minimizing the risk of over-reliance on human labor.

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Robotic-based automation solutions enable the flexibility to effectively manage both seasonal and sustained growth.

As warehouse operators plan for a future that is difficult to predict, building around the pillars of data-driven, flexible and robotics help ensure their investments not only pay dividends in the short term but can carry them well into the future.

Technology, such as automated storage and retrieval systems and AGVs, are improving material flow and delivering significant improvements in speed and productivity; these solutions can be applied as effectively to production intralogistics as to warehousing and distribution.

Our new paper examines how small incremental improvements (Kaizen) are sometimes not enough, and often slow down innovation; instead, what might be needed is a major step forward or radical change (Kaikaku).

This paper reviews the major social and technology trends that will shape the warehouse of the future, analyzes their impact and presents a vision for how the industry can provide the speed and agility to support the expected demands of the market in 2030 through the development of hyper-local, urban distribution centers.

This new e-Book takes a look at the six core design principles you need to integrate into your operations to build and effectively utilize Industry 4.0 capabilities.

Find out how efficient returns solutions can enable a smooth experience for consumers, accelerated availability of returned goods, lower intralogistics personnel costs, and higher storage density, logisticians who take a holistic approach to handling returns turn a challenge into an opportunity.

The future belongs to organizations that have the flexibility to adapt to how consumers prioritize choice, speed and convenience on a purchase-by-purchase basis through a true omni-channel experience.

Warehouse managers are increasingly required to store more product in existing warehouses, to retrieve them faster for growing volumes of just-in-time orders to retail stores, make more efficient productive use of labor, reduce energy consumption and improve cost efficiencies.

The importance of reducing energy consumption and better management of energy utilization becomes a more critical issue as energy costs escalate and logistics operations are pressured to lower operating costs without loss of productivity.