Traditional warehouses — large buildings sitting in affordable rural areas along popular shipping routes — have been replaced by new breeds of fulfillment centers. Retailers’ warehouse strategies are changing dramatically and becoming a more critical piece of the ecommerce landscape — from how the geographic location of each warehouse is chosen to how products are documented and placed in a warehouse’s inventory. These logistical innovations are allowing retailers to stay competitive and offer shipping options that keep their customers happy.
From retail powerhouses to small businesses, companies are using fresh warehouse tactics to fuel their ecommerce success.
Walmart Uses Drones in the Warehouse
In a recent demonstration, Walmart suggested it may soon be using drones in at least one of its distribution centers to inspect labels and inventory, a process that now takes employees about a month to complete with handheld scanners. Currently, Walmart uses a mix of supercenters and distribution centers to fulfill orders placed online.
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