Sunday, March 06, 2016

Warehouse Automation As A Strategic Tool For Retailing

In this blog, I mostly discuss about retailing in a marketing and/or customer relationship management prospective. But there is one key element that actually can influence most of your retail business: Supply chain and logistics. Delivering the right product at the right time at the fewest cost possible is an art company like Walmart for the brick & mortar world and Amazon on the web are thriving on.

Leclerc has recently set some new warehouses models with automatic delivery preparations.
Those kind of projects have different goals:

  • Lower the cost of the warehouse handling, whil securing fast preparation
  • Be more up to date to manage large product ranges at a lower cost
  • Be ready for the battle with the Ecommerce, that have already top of the line supply chain and warehouses.
I believe that warehouse automation, and the efficient way of managing such projects will be key to the future success of retailers.