Warehousing 2018: Rise of the Adaptive DC

As supply chains shift their moorings and settle into new realities—the permanence of e-commerce, sustainability, risk management, total landed cost sensitivity, and demand-driven strategies—distribution centers are evolving in kind. Stock characterizations of warehousing are falling to the wayside. DCs are becoming more complex and sophisticated; so are their labor forces. At the same time, companies are looking for more flexibility to hedge against change.…