Warehouse distribution centers tend to be more successful if they are able to efficiently handle orders of any size, any volume, and from any source. Their competitive edge and higher profit margins comes from their efforts to fulfill orders as quickly as possible, at the cheapest cost for the consumer.
Challenging that formula are increased client expectations that soon may require even faster processing. Ecommerce has made time sensitivity a priority issue for warehouse managers.
Another is the ongoing labor shortage in the supply chain. High turnover rates and increased onboarding periods have created a talent gap at the warehouse level which has the potential to create a significant drag on order fulfillment. Add to this challenge the ever-changing and costly shipping landscape, and the problem even becomes more complex.
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