From Farm to Distribution to Table
For the past several years, the grocery industry has seen tremendous change.
From the addition of e-commerce, new payment systems, and implementation of small formats, grocery is an industry in full-swing transformation. Keeping shoppers loyal, increasing foot-traffic and basket size are the new norms when trying to gain a competitive edge. However, your supply chain and distribution fulfillment needs to be ready to handle whatever strategy your banner represents.
When it comes to automation in distribution, look for a solution that is scalable and able to accommodate a variety of products—including produce, frozen, and high-value items. Plus, you’ll need to incorporate a powerful WMS (warehouse management system) technology to manage and optimize your entire fulfillment process while helping you replenish faster and manage labor costs.
Omni-channel grocery is converging shoppers with multiple ways to purchase and distribution is changing to accommodate.
According to FMI-Nielson, by 2025, the share of online grocery spending could reach 20%, representing $100 Billion in annual consumer sales. That is the equivalent of approximately 3900 grocery stores.
Just as shopping patterns are changing, grocery distribution is changing and many are taking an omni-channel approach to fulfill shoppers’ needs faster. Plus, transparency throughout the supply chain is a must—knowing exactly which SKU and lot number went where and to whom is crucial for recalls and security. With e-commerce grocery on an upward trajectory, most grocery stores are seeing more than 100 orders per week.
Managing your fulfillment with a complete WMS allows you to manage an omni-channel fulfillment operation. Plus, the benefit of using the SSI SCHAEFER WAMAS solution allows operation of multiple facilities with key data insights—getting food to the table more efficiently.
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With almost 30,000 users you’ll see why WAMAS WMS technology is chosen for more manual and fully automated operations worldwide. Our software powers some of the largest big box, E-commerce, retail, pharma, industrial, fashion, and food industry distribution centers as well as small independent warehouse locations.
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