Alex Wakefield, chief executive officer of Longbow Advantage, says the inability of warehouses to take full advantage of the data that’s available to them is a greater threat to supply chain continuity than a containership blocking the Suez Canal.
Challenge: A global manufacturer was focused on reallocating labor to reduce product damage and costs. Within its dynamic environment, it was crucial to adhere to safety protocols while improving reliability.
The No. 1 strategy for improving resilience and agility is to deepen collaborative relationships with key customers and suppliers, according to Gartner, and yet less than 10% of companies pursue these investments.
The latest news, analysis, services and solutions regarding warehousing and distribution systems and their impact on global supply chains. Today’s companies are moving goods across more suppliers, vendors and customers than ever before, and warehouses are critical points in the overall supply chain. New technologies in warehouse management systems (WMS), automation, robotics, RFID and order fulfillment are transforming the way companies do business — and allowing them to stay ahead of the competition in their industries. As these solutions continue to evolve, businesses are discovering new ways to increase efficiency and cut costs. Learn how companies around the world are improving supply-chain operations through their strategic use of warehousing and distribution services.
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