Upstream and Unseen: The Hidden Impacts of E-Commerce on Logistics and How Automation Can Help
The most dramatic impact of e-Commerce on supply chains is largely unseen and well upstream from the customer in the form of pallet-sized material handling. Flexible automation provides a scalable path towards improved downstream performance.
- 30%+ e-Commerce orders drop-shipped from wholesalers or manufacturers
- 20% increase the average warehouse size last year
- 5x size of B2B e-Commerce vs. B2C
- XL packages are stretching fulfillment and delivery hubs
The upstream distribution and material handling to support e-Commerce fulfillment lurks beneath the surface of your supply chain challenges. And the key to a robust e-Commerce strategy is to invest in your upstream supply chain using proven automation solutions that provide a flexible, scalable path towards downstream fulfillment success.