What are the trends in warehousing in 2019? Advancements in technology have greatly affected major industries worldwide. For companies throughout the supply chain, technology has altered the status quo. These changes make manufacturing and warehouse operations smoother, faster and more accurate.
The impact of modern technology has never been more pronounced than in warehouses. It is there that artificial intelligence (AI), automation and smart devices are making crucial tasks a reality. Here’s a look at some warehouse management trends worth watching in 2019.
Consumer electronics have popularized the use of voice recognition technologies. For instance, smart assistants like Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri are finding their way into a wide range of connected devices.
Transportation management systems (TMS), enterprise resource planning (ERP) software and order management systems (OMS) are being used worldwide. Warehouses implementing new solutions or upgrading old systems are finding it important to select a software that can collaborate with a range of these distribution tools. The result being fulfillment is as efficient and accurate as possible.
The strong labor market in the United States is leaving many industries without proper staffing to meet demand. In particular, warehouses, transportation and 3PL providers are having trouble filling open positions.