Monthly Warehouse and DC News Roundup
Warehouse and distribution center operations and technology are changing rapidly, as companies adapt their supply chains to ecommerce and a range of other business, economic and social trends. With so much change, it’s a battle to keep up with the latest technological advancements. To make sure you’re always up-to-date all things related to warehouse and distribution logistics, subscribe to monthly newsletter by providing your business email in the form below.
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Are you spending hours each month browsing the web to find relevant news stories? We provide a “snackable” summary of the top 4-5 warehousing and distribution stories of the month, covering everything from labor trends and expansion news, to technology and innovation. In addition to news stories, the newsletter provides warehouse and DC best practices, events and customer stories.
$6,000 DC Signing Bonuses Demand for warehouse workers is outpacing supply, leading to fierce competition for labor as we approach the busy holiday shipping season. To attract the workers they need, companies are beginning to… Keep Reading
Amazon Runs Out Of Space Amazon traditionally reserves flex space for peak seasons, but with a 40% spike in sales last quarter, their reserve is already above capacity with the holiday season right around the corner. According… Keep Reading
Robots Disinfect DCs Warehouses and distribution centers may soon have a new tool in their arsenal to keep their workers safe amid the continuing Coronavirus pandemic. A team from MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory… Keep Reading
Warehouse Demand Jumps In Urban Centers Demand for warehouse space jumped 43% last month, according to CBRE Group, after a 29% drop the previous month. The bigger surprise in these numbers is that many of the… Keep Reading
With Stores Filling More Online Orders, Does Target Need Fulfillment Centers? As Target ramps up in-store fulfillment capabilities, the Wall Street Journal asked rhetorically if DCs are even necessary. The answer, of course, is yes… Keep Reading
Demand And Salaries For Logistics Professionals Are Rising A recent survey by Logistics Management found that salaries for logistics professionals “increased precipitously” over 2019 levels, even as career satisfaction has declined. The researchers speculate that… Keep Reading
DC Operations In The Time Of COVID-19 For this month’s DC News Roundup, we’re doing something a little different. We usually include a few timely articles and useful information about current supply chain and distribution-related… Keep Reading
A Buyer’s Market For Warehouse Space? The 5-year building boom in new warehouse and DC construction is expected to continue in 2020. But supply may finally be catching up with demand. According to a recent… Keep Reading
New Tech Keeps Warehouse Workers Safe Warehouse workers spend hours a day bending, twisting and lifting heavy boxes, but there is a safe and an unsafe way to do their jobs. Workers who bend too… Keep Reading
Amazon’s Next DC Strategy: Brownfields Two recent news stories may indicate that Amazon has a new “brownfields” strategy for building DCs closer to their customers. It was recently announced that the company is going to… Keep Reading
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