Three tactics distribution centers can implement to improve efficiency.
Long before Amazon started producing award-winning original content, voice controlled home devices and robust cloud computing platforms, the Seattle-based company flipped the shipping and warehousing industry on its head, forever. Amazon’s dedication to two-day shipping and speed is unprecedented, and 23 years after its official launch, competing against the e-commerce giant is nearly impossible.
The resource imbalance between Amazon and other DCs makes direct competition an uphill battle. However, there are smart warehousing strategies distribution centers can learn from Amazon to create efficiencies and a stronger workflow.