FTW Pick: The future of warehousing is bigger, better and brighter

Bigger isn’t always better, the familiar refrain goes, but in warehousing terms it couldn’t be further from the truth.

In fact bigger and better equipped warehouses using longer-lasting cutting edge technologies go hand-in-hand with the desire to be more efficient through improved systems and services with the ultimate aim of faster throughput.

“It’s all based on the worldwide trend of immediacy,” said logistics expert Martin Bailey of Industrial Logistics Systems. This growing consumer attitude of “I want it and I want it now” increasingly drives the supply chain industry which is looking at all manner and means to work increased momentum into the effective movement of goods.

These days it was nothing new to have warehouses of 20 metres and higher, Bailey said.

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