The competition for warehouse staff has never been fiercer. This can be seen in cities like Joliet, Illinois, where Amazon plans to open a second distribution center. The area is already home to current and upcoming warehouses for firms like Michelin, IKEA, and Whirlpool. With Amazon paying employees a decent percentage more than other companies, … Read moreCould Warehouse Automation be the Key to Employee Retention?
Driverless cars might be getting a lot of attention these days, but the idea of driverless forklifts has been around for decades. Half a century ago, driverless forklifts ran along overhead wires. Their modern counterparts make use of driverless robotic equipment to help with picking and moving. Modern shoppers tend to buy things more frequently … Read moreRobotic Forklifts and Pickers Making Warehouse Operations Easier
The doormen in urban apartment buildings used to mostly contend with screening guests and keeping the entryway in good shape. Now, with online shopping becoming de rigueur, lobbies are now starting to look a bit like warehouses, and the concierges are essentially running package sorting centers. This problem is only likely to get worse as … Read moreUrban Deliveries Posing Several Challenges
There have been a lot of negative stories about supply chains in the news lately. Take, for example, the recent recall by Fiat Chrysler of 1.9 million vehicles around the world due to seat belt and airbag problems. Ocean carrier Hanjin Shipping’s bankruptcy left $14 billion in goods essentially stranded at sea on half a … Read moreSupply Chain Fragility Making Headlines