The age of the smart warehouse
Traditional warehouses – or distribution centers (DCs) – are fast undergoing a transformation, thanks to two driving trends.
The first is a shift in the nature of fulfillment and distribution, driven by a revolution in customer expectations, order characteristics and service requirements. This trend is fueling a new kind of warehouse that is highly agile, extensible, responsive, and optimizes the capabilities of man and machine in a newly symbiotic relationship.
Secondly, warehousing is riding the wave of technology innovation, particularly in the physical/mechanical realm. Collaborative robotics, augmented reality, autonomous vehicles, sensor technology, and the Internet of Things are converging to give birth to something new: the smart warehouse.
Welcome to Warehousing 4.0.