Traditional warehouses — large buildings sitting in affordable rural areas along popular shipping routes — have been replaced by new breeds of fulfillment centers. Retailers’ warehouse strategies are changing dramatically and becoming a more critical piece of the ecommerce landscape — from how the geographic location of each warehouse is chosen to how products are documented and placed in a warehouse’s inventory.
Key Points Customer expectations and competition from e-commerce are driving widespread changes to warehousing and distribution operations Direct-to-consumer growth is not only affecting retailers, but also manufacturers, wholesalers, and 3PLs Warehouses and warehouse fulfillment operations are increasingly playing a greater role in commerce due to disintermediation and a reduction in retail sales through stores TheContinue reading “E-commerce and the warehouse of tomorrow”
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Read the full article at ebnonline.com Calculating the ROI of Your WMS Eric Allais, President/CEO, PathGuide Technologies In part 1 of this article I outlined five key benefits that a company can expect from a WMS deployment. Here in part 2, I will discuss how a WMS can bring solid ROI performance while being aContinue reading “Calculating the ROI of Your WMS”
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