A dumb box no more: Warehouses are built with intelligence in mind

he basic warehouse is made up of four walls. What makes a facility effective is what is built inside those four walls. In 2022, that means building facilities with the future in mind, yet one capable of leveraging robotics and business intelligence today.

The warehouse is no longer just a dumb box.

With estimates of just between 5% and 10% of all global warehouses having some form of automation, and the need to improve efficiency, especially in e-commerce warehouse operations, the opportunity ahead is massive for warehouse operators. But warehouses that are not capable of handling sustainability programs, electric vehicles or any of the modern technologies that generate reams of data sets are no longer considered the future.

Whether it is robots, EVs, solar panels or some other technology, that data collection and analysis is now vital to running an efficient warehouse.