2019 Warehouse/DC Operations Survey: Tight labor and space pressures drive a technology surge

Coping with growth and change is never easy, but it’s particularly challenging in a tight labor market in which the cost of industrial real estate has spiraled upward. As this year’s survey results show, respondents are rolling up their sleeves and coping with change by leveraging additional technology, as well as by increasing attention on training, pay rates and data quality. Source: logistics Mgmt

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Warehouse Execution Systems (WES) Evolves Beyond “inside the four walls”

Warehouse execution system (WES) software is becoming more important to automated warehouses that need to manage machines, people and inventory resources against a high-velocity stream of orders and tight delivery commitments. WES can be more than a one-function solution for orchestrating zones “inside the four walls,” and can instead operate as a complex hybrid that paces work to logistics events. Source: logistics Mgmt

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