With more than 3,500 stores, but only 31 fulfillment centers, Walmart expects that by fulfilling e-commerce orders from stores, they will improve e-commerce productivity and efficiency, especially after they roll out technological changes to better display and match local inventory.
Our theme, The End of Disinflationary Tailwinds, posits that almost all the disinflationary forces of the past twenty years appear to be coming to an end. Read this article to learn what Charles Goodhart, influential economist and former U.K. central banker, predicts for 2022.
As automation technology has improved and installation costs have declined, adopting it has become feasible for other industries like retail, transforming the typical supply chain. Read this article to learn how Decathlon, the largest sporting goods retailer in the world, is using UHF RFID technology to uniquely identify products anywhere and in any kind of supply chain.
Our Next Generation Automation theme examines industries that are using robots and automation to increase productivity. Read this article to learn how P&G is finding opportunities to automate more systems and increase their use of more flexible robots.