Warehousing, distribution and fulfilment operations are undergoing a modern-day makeover as they transform to meet the growing demands of the world’s instant gratification, on-demand economy. Faced with an evolving omnichannel landscape, ever-increasing volumes, faster delivery requirements and a global shortage of workers, industry leaders must modernise to keep pace.
Respondents to Zebra’s Warehousing Vision Study cited the need to modernise operations by deploying innovative technologies that drive positive outcomes. The study found that 49% of respondents reported an increase in consumer demand as a top driver for growth. Almost 40% of those surveyed stated that shorter order lead times are fuelling their expansion plans and causing them to rethink their strategies.