There’s scarcely any aspect of a warehouse or distribution center today that isn’t susceptible to change.
What can be found in any warehouse? Walls? Probably. Racks? Maybe. Product? Definitely, although how long it stays in the facility is an open question. Bottom line, the warehouse of today is undergoing radical change. The reasons: a dynamic selling environment, spurred on by e-commerce, a vibrant economy, and ever-intensifying customer demands for rapid delivery. On this episode, we review the fast-changing world of warehousing with Kevin Ledversis, director of sales with Newcastle Systems. He discusses the problem of chronic labor shortages, as the current generation of warehouse workers ages out and younger people opt for employment in other industries. Technology offers some solutions, but what form will it take? Will automation replace humans, or augment their tasks? How are distribution facilities coping with these critical issues? Hosted by Bob Bowman, managing editor of SupplyChainBrain.
This episode is sponsored by Newcastle Systems.
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