Double-digit increases in e-commerce sales, constantly-changing customer preferences, warehousing labor shortages, and the ongoing need to “do more with less,” are all forcing warehouse and distribution center (DC) operators to rethink how their facilities are designed, equipped, and optimized.
For many organizations, the global pandemic and subsequent supply chain disruptions shined a bright spotlight on their aging, inefficient fulfillment operations—right at a time when they were expected to operate at full capacity.
Throttled by outdated equipment, aging infrastructures, and new requirements like social distancing, many of these companies reached a point at which their existing operations could no longer meet current demands.
Rather than moving into a new facility, many companies began rethinking their current operations and finding new ways to work smarter, better, and faster within those existing footprints. By retrofitting their aging facilities, these organizations have been able to improve throughput, reduce errors, meet shorter delivery timeframes, and optimize their end-to-end operations.