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UPS Launches Technology Company and Platform to Match Merchant Needs with Flexible Fulfillment

Aimed toward connecting small and medium-sized companies with warehouses, Ware2Go recruits and certifies warehouses for traders, letting them amplify to new places and stay alongside new ecommerce transactions.

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The material handling industry is in the middle of a historic digital transformation from manual to automated processes in distribution center (DC) and fulfillment operations.

To keep pace with unrelenting e-commerce fulfillment speeds and order volumes, many DC operations have taken significant steps in making the transition to more automated, digital processes.

New facility designed to optimize implementation process by releasing shipments to customer sites in segments.

Aimed toward connecting small and medium-sized companies with warehouses, Ware2Go recruits and certifies warehouses for traders, letting them amplify to new places and stay alongside new ecommerce transactions.

New technology company and digital platform focused on matching available warehouse space and fulfillment services geared towards merchants shipping online orders to their customers quickly.

Download this new research brief, conducted by Peerless Research Group, examining how Florida’s pivotal location and supporting infrastructure enable organizations’ supply chains to easily access important international commercial centers.

The collaboration will focus on next-generation machine learning and robotic controls to help distribution centers address rising e-commerce demands and resource challenges.

With the first U.S. multistory warehouses preparing to open and amazon contemplating futuristic airborne fulfillment centers, demand is growing for the vertical construction of urban warehouses with smaller real estate footprints.

Augmented reality, smart glasses and other technologies are not enough in themselves to unlock value.

With rising demand and shipping volumes, Rotary overhauled its fulfillment systems and processes to continue to meet their customers’ next-day delivery demands.

Many articles about robots in the distribution center include predictions of large scale job losses. “Robots Replace People” is a good, attention-grabbing headline, but the truth is more complicated.

Many distribution centers (DC) realize 40 percent productivity gains using voice in their picking processes, while others see improvements of 10 percent or less; this gap represents hundreds of thousands of dollars in potential labor cost savings. These variations show that the value of voice depends on factors beyond the technology itself.

Modern spends 60 seconds talking with Steve Raymond, retired CEO of Raymond Handling Concepts Corp.

The unrelenting pace of e-commerce growth is pushing traditional distribution centers (DCs) beyond the limits of their capabilities.

In its “U.S. Industrial Availability Index,” CBRE reported that the availability rate for U.S. industrial real estate fell ten basis points to 7.2% in the second quarter, which is its lowest level since 2000. CBRE said this represents the 32nd consecutive quarterly decline, with demand for industrial property continuing to outpace supply. What’s more, CBRE said this is the longest quarterly stretch of declining availability going back to 1988.