Find out why manufacturers and distributors are rethinking warehouse management and why these best-in-class performers are investing in advanced warehouse management solutions to strengthen their competitive market positions.
A surprising 80% of the 30 million1 warehouse workers worldwide, in the field of transportation and logistics, are still using pen and paper in a physically-intensive environment that increasingly demands accuracy and real time feedback. With warehouse efficiency, so closely tied to customer satisfaction in areas like ecommerce, the low penetration of digital solutions—20% as recent as 2014, is surprising. Unless an organization has a fully automated warehouse, the job is heavily labor-intensive. VDC research reveals that as long as human labor plays a dominant role in warehousing, any technology that optimizes workflows and improves accuracy will add tremendous value
For life sciences businesses, the supply chain used to mean one thing: getting products from factory or warehouse to distributors or ultimate customers as quickly and economically as possible. Now, with today’s evolving regulatory environment, an increasingly globalized market, more complex health products, and an increased focus on the patient, pharmaceutical companies and medical device manufacturers are looking at their supply chain and logistics needs in a whole new way.
Perfect order fulfillment requires companies to have seamless integration of all supply chain execution (SCE) including, logistics processes from manufacturing, transportation, warehouse, global trade to mobile and RFID. Recent research from Gartner reveals that most supply chain organizations continue to operate as functional silos – warehousing, transportation and manufacturing – with minimal, if any, process integration and synchronization between execution silos. The Gartner Research report provides key insights into how supply chain and IT leaders can transform logistics by breaking down functional silos, and designing business processes that span, optimize and synchronize across traditional functional domains.