Warehousing is a critical part of the supply chain and is constantly changing. If your 3PL is not improving its warehousing capabilities, businesses are less likely to trust your services. Keep your 3PL top of mind by continuing to make efforts to adjust your capabilities and be aware of changing trends.
Pyramid Logistics has over 20 years of experience in warehousing and knows that warehouse and distribution are important elements of third-party logistics. As warehousing continues to move forward, new trends may give your company a look into what’s to come.
Ensure your business stays ahead of the curve by considering these warehousing trends:
Improve Your Fulfillment Time
Pricing was one of the biggest factors for businesses to enlist the help of a 3PL, but that is no longer the case. The newest driver taking precedence over pricing is delivery time. If your warehouse is not efficient in fast delivery times and turnaround, it may be time to reassess your capabilities. Delivery times have become important in a fast-paced world, and ensuring your warehouse’s effectiveness can make a difference. In a study by ARC Advisory Group, they reported that 77% of respondents expected fulfillment responsiveness to increase over the next three years.
Retain A Quality Workforce
Machines and technology cannot replace all that a workforce can accomplish, so 3PLs will need to retain quality workers in the warehouse. The global pandemic caused logistics companies to reduce their staff in order to cut costs but keep a staff of specialized workers. 3PLs may need to provide incentives to quality workers such as increasing pay, enhanced training, and benefits to retain employees.
Invest In A WMS
If your warehouse is not running with technology investments, you may be falling behind the curve. An efficient warehouse has a warehouse management system (WMS). This technology uses automation to make continuous improvements by reducing operational expenses, tracking inventory, locating items within the warehouse, and more. In the future, investing in smart systems may not be the end of high-tech upgrades. You may soon see technology being used for delivery or other supporting systems to help with warehousing.
Looking for effective specialty transportation services that are responsibly priced, timely, efficient, damage-free, and in conformity with the highest industry standards? Pyramid Logistics utilizes cutting-edge technology to provide your team with the warehousing capabilities of the future.
Located in Los Angeles, California and Las Vegas, Nevada, we are equipped to handle a full range of services near our facilities and all over the nation. As the industry continues to go digital, Pyramid Logistics remains at the forefront of warehousing. If you’d like to learn more about partnering with us, click here.