Traditional warehouses — large buildings sitting in affordable rural areas along popular shipping routes — have been replaced by new breeds of fulfillment centers.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”
For those exploring automated case labeling in your warehouse, this article from Pack World is a must read. Originally published in: http://www.packworld.com/machinery/labeling/tips-buying-case-labeling-systems By Ron Romanik, Contributing Editor Case labeling is very different from primary labeling. At the end of the line, it’s all about readable information on the label, and how it holds up onContinue reading “Tips for Buying Case-Labeling Systems”
Great read from Manufacturing Business Technology. A couple of questions come to mind after reading this article: What is the tipping point where technology costs decrease for many small and medium companies adopt this technology? The article cites $1500 as the cost per each Google Glass. Will the pick efficiency and real-time pricing/promotion possibilities makeContinue reading “Wearables in the Warehouse?”
…great read from Supply Chain Digest this month on how to incorporate print-and-apply automation for changing package sizes while remaining compliant with changing retail requirements. Supply Chain News: Label Print and Apply Systems in Distribution Center Operations Can Drive Real Value, but It Takes Sophisticated Technology Labels for Inbound Receiving, Parcel Deliveries and Retail GSI-128 LabelsContinue reading “Using Print & Apply Systems in Dynamic DC Environments”
Originally published on: http://www.packagingeurope.com/Packaging-Europe-News/65265/Label-Release-Liner-The-Annual-Update-for-PressureSensitive-Label-Industry.html Label Release Liner: The Annual Update for Pressure-Sensitive Labeling One of the highlights of the label industry’s year is the AWA Label Release Liner Industry Seminar, held annually just before Labelexpo in both Europe and the USA. It attracts a high percentage of industry participants across the value chain who comeContinue reading “Is Linerless Labeling the future?”