Much has been written about AI software and robotics in the warehouse from a technology and functionality perspective. Far less has been written about the broad question of who “owns” this type of “smart fulfillment” in an organization.
Employers at West Coast ports at the center of the U.S. supply chain crisis released a study extolling the benefits of automation a week before the start of labor talks where the issue is set to feature.
Amazon.com Inc., having added hundreds of thousands of workers during the pandemic, now faces a quandary: how to trim its workforce to match slowing e-commerce sales growth without fueling labor unrest and giving unions more ammunition.
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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