Market Research Reveals Impacts to Distribution and Fulfillment Operations
The relentless march of e-commerce continues to put tremendous strains on distribution and fulfillment operations. Honeywell Intelligrated, in collaboration with Modern Materials Handling and the Peerless Research Group (PRG), recently surveyed 171 U.S.-based material handling executives to understand how their respective companies are managing in lieu of e-commerce pressures.
In the past few years, there’s been a lot of talk about the digital transformation taking place in a variety of industrial sectors. Technologies like robotics, automation, data analytics, machine learning and artificial intelligence are no longer part of some faraway future, but the very tools many companies are integrating into their daily business practices today. Not only is this evolution helping companies deliver consistently exceptional customer experiences, it’s also introducing solutions to traditional challenges while ushering in a new era of process efficiencies.