Can warehousing withstand the e-commerce boom?

Can warehousing withstand the e-commerce boom?

Today's retail markets are dominated by millennials who now make 54 percent of their purchases online. E-commerce across all sectors of the retail space continues to grow exponentially, with sales expected to hit $4.5 trillion by 2021. The mad dash by companies to keep pace with Amazon is placing an immense strain on today's industrial real estate...

INDUSTRY NEWS

More robots added to warehouses, humans won't be replaced
Supply & Demand Chain Executive

While automation can help warehouses get goods to customers more efficiently, some critics fear robots will take jobs away from people. However, both Walmart and Amazon have said that automation will help create jobs.

With industrial space scarce, retailers turn to on-demand warehouses
The Real Deal

With warehouse space at a premium, some retailers are now looking to short-term "on-demand warehousing" to help them find much-needed industrial real estate.

Global supply chain pricing may face new pressures in 2019
Supply Chain Management Review

The global economy started 2018 with strong, synchronized growth, but the momentum faded as the year progressed and growth trends diverged. Notably, the economies of the eurozone, the United Kingdom, Japan and China began to weaken. In contrast, the U.S. economy accelerated, thanks to fiscal stimulus.

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3 behaviors that bad bosses do well
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Using technology to measure warehouse worker fatigue
Material Handling & Logistics

According to the National Safety Council, fatigue costs U.S. employers more than $130 billion a year in health-related lost productivity. The American Society of Safety Professionals Foundation is encouraging employers to make a New Year's resolution to monitor the fatigue levels of its workers to reduce injuries.

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