606 – ARM yourself for Success in Developing the Warehouse of the Future


September 20, 2017 9:00 am - 9:50 am

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As consumer demand shifts from big box to online, companies struggle to adapt their warehouses to meet the changing customer demand. Industries that focused on pallet in and pallet out are now faced with demand across multiple order sizes over a multitude of channels. To compound the frustration that companies feel, you are bombarded with information on new devices, technology, and services that you are told will guarantee your survival in the rapidly changing distribution landscape. This presentation will cut through the hype and “ARM” you with an analysis of the labor market and provide an overview of the technology and knowledge you will need to be successful in implementing the supply chain of the future. ARM is a framework to explain current warehouse trends as well as handling step by step how participants should take on the uncertainty in the supply chain. It stands for: A – Analyze; R – Retrofit; M – Modernize. We will use the ARM methodology to cover a series of tools and technologies critical to business success in the future. So, are you ready to, “ARM Yourself for Success in Creating the Warehouse of the Future?”

LEARNING OBJECTIVES

  • What economic trends are driving the need to improve warehousing operations and technology
  • How to look at operations and systems to make the right technology decisions
  • How to prepare for technology deployments
  • Approaches to “bolting on” new technology to existing systems
  • Creating strategies for the supply chain of the future
Chris Elliott