Designing Warehouses for New Technologies
Conventional forms of warehouse management are just not able to keep up with the ever-shifting retail landscape. Today’s consumers can evaluate, compare, and purchase items faster than ever. And the rise of e-commerce has led numerous consumers to expect low-priced — yet incredibly fast — processing, shipping, and handling.
Well-planned last-mile distribution and logistics are crucial for any e-commerce business looking to assure rapid delivery of their products. To promote fast delivery in such an intrusive, drenched market, strategic warehouse location is crucial.
Warehousers practiced being able to ship large numbers of items to other businesses for sale. Now, the model has shifted drastically as the new point-of-sale is in customers’ hands — in the form of phones, and electronic devices — rather than brick-and-mortar places.
E-commerce has dramatically taken over the retail world and is on track for a continued increase in the future. Today’s changing customer requirements; warehousing must continue to grow as well. That means more extensive, more open warehouses when available, with extended dependence on efficient robotics and employees who no longer handle pallets of a single product, but instead, quickly select individual items to be shipped from the same place.