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Other Voices: The need for an evolved supply chain in e-commerce Other Voices: Six ways modern warehouse design has changed Other Voices: How to help your manufacturing business navigate economic downturns Other Voices: Three tips for implementing intelligent packaging Other Voices: Shaping professionals for the next generation supply chain More Other Voices News Maximizing Warehouse Space Utilization with Vertical Storage Before you tear down walls to expand or sign a lease for an additional facility, be sure you’re maximizing the space you currently have. All Resources Editor’s note: The following column by Jake Rheude, vice president of marketing for Red Stag Fulfillment, an order fulfillment company for online retailers and ecommerce businesses, is part of Modern’s Other Voices column, a series featuring ideas, opinions and insights from end-users, analysts, systems integrators and OEMs. Click here to learn about submitting a column for consideration. ————- The world of sales is moving ahead at breakneck speed, and the supply chain is doing its best to keep up with growing demands. E-commerce sales are the biggest driver of the ongoing evolution of the supply chain, and it’s worth taking a step back to look at what’s new and next from 50,000 feet. Today’s digital retailers are faced with increased customer demands and competition, creating a need to innovate and differentiate via the supply chain, all while controlling costs. Consumers are price- and time-sensitive, which places significant pressure on every warehouse. Cutting-edge technologies are stepping up to meet these demands, even as the mantra of always being lean is repeated. Here are five areas of innovation and potential we see for the evolved supply chain playing a decisive role in the future of e-commerce. Addressing same-day demands Depending on which professional or researcher you ask, customers care most about product cost or delivery […]
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