Supply chains are being redesigned to fulfill orders faster, and warehouse technology is emerging as a centerpiece.
The warehouse. What goes on behind the doors of this facility is a key element in order fulfillment. How employees move about the warehouse, how items are picked and packed, and how machines work side-by-side with their human counterparts are all part of the challenge of optimizing order fulfillment.
And the challenge is even greater in 2018 as e-commerce continues to grow and the consumer demand trends faster and faster. Fulfillment is now a complex assembly process, similar to a car production line. In any given warehouse, there are now thousands of different items that can make up a single order.