SHIFT TO E-COMMERCE

Solve unseen impacts of e-commerce on your supply chain

The most dramatic impacts of the shift to e-commerce and direct-to-consumer logistics has been the exponential increase in pressure it has applied to upstream supply chains in the form of omnichannel distribution.

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The Problem

The impacts of e-commerce lurk in the shadows

The “Amazon Effect” has created major shocks in the e-commerce world, intensifying the urgency to keep pace with direct-to-consumer demand.

30%+

e-commerce orders drop-shipped from wholesalers or manufacturers

5x

size of B2B e-commerce vs. B2C

120K

increase in squarefootage of average warehouse

XL

packages are stretching fulfillment and delivery hubs

Automation to the Rescue

Upstream automation makes e-commerce flow

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.

Supplements Labor

Reduces reliance on labor while improving throughput and accuracy

Quick to Implement

Flexible automation is quick to implement and delivers a rapid ROI.

Adaptable

“Modern automation is software-driven, so can adapt quickly to changing conditions.”

Increases Storage Density

Automation can safely operate in tighter spaces reducing operating costs.

Improves Visbility

Monitor your automated workflows anytime, anywhere.

Continuous Improvement

Machine learning results in constantly improving performance with every feature release.

WHITE PAPER

Upstream and unseen

The most dramatic impact of e-commerce on supply chains is largely unseen and well upstream from the customer in the form omnichannel distribution. Flexible automation provides a scalable path towards improved downstream performance.

50%

of a worker’s time is spent traveling in a facility

20%

increase the average warehouse size last year

Hidden impacts of e-commerce text on a photo of a freight ship

Other catalysts for automation

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