We have been busy! This week we sent out a link to our brief update as well as an internal newsletter to our team! We have also been working on our booth components for Ops Summit and MODEX 2018.

Partner Steve Mulaik wrote quick read on Slotting a Warehouse this week.

  • Report shows retailers want supply chain visibility as well as same-day delivery. Kate Patrick, of Supply Chain Dive, reports, “That’s why, as the report notes, 3PLs are increasingly offering direct-to-consumer services to their manufacturing customers to better meet demand. 52% of the logistics respondents said they offer DTC services to their manufacturing customers, while 65% of the retailer respondents said consumers were more interested in delivery flexibility than speed of delivery. And that’s what the next wave of e-commerce is likely to be: delivery flexibility rather than speed. Now that consumers know they can get shipments fast and cheap or free, they want to be able to control when, where and how they receive shipments.”
  • Who isn’t talking about (or thinking about) warehouse technology? Supply Chain Dive has a short article how companies are setting themselves up with voice-enabled technology and full-touch capability.
  • Here’s an inside look at Amazon’s Indiana operation from Dave Alperson, who oversees 18 warehouses. The article, by Sarah Kessler, covers in part, how their system of warehousing (“randomness”) is part of their brilliance, resulting in efficiency.

As of September 8, 2020, Crimson & Co (formerly The Progress Group/TPG) has rebranded as Argon & Co following the successful merger with Argon Consulting in April 2018. 

Bruce Strahan

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