Pop-up stores in malls, airports, and other places have been around forever. Now the concept is gravitating to pop-up distribution centers, where there may be some very real benefits for retailers facing labor shortages in their current distribution areas.
Labor is typically among the top operational costs in a distribution center, and the exploding ecommerce demand for warehouse workers is creating a shortage of laborers that is driving up the costs of recruiting, hiring and training for the companies who need them.
As Hurricane Harvey continues to pummel major area of Texas and Louisiana, we are rapidly seeing the impacts on supply chains all over the country brought on by port closures, carriers' inability to navigate affected areas, and the destruction of critical infrastructure. Whether or not your business or customers are located in the region, you will feel the effects in your supply chain for weeks or months to come.
The conclusion of this four-part series offers advice on how companies can decide on the best approach to developing a network capability.
Part three of this four-part series explores options available to medical products manufacturers to achieve their own robust network design capability.
Part two of this four-part series details the essential activities of a network analysis and design capability.
This four-part series explores why medical products providers need a formal network design capability to remain competitive and how to achieve it.
This three-part series explores a number of near-term and long-term moves retailers can make to eliminate or minimize holiday season fulfillment headaches and ensure their supply chain is up to the task.