How to Deal with Unexpected Peaks in Demand
No one could have predicted that in 2020 we would have a worldwide pandemic. Unlike typical weather-related demand shifts that are temporary and common, the COVID-19 pandemic left many businesses unprepared to handle unexpected demand peaks. One of the greatest lessons learned was to reduce dependence on labor, in order to scale up and down quickly to meet increased demand.
This eBook will examine:
Demand Landscape: Each week demand is shifting. At first it was toilet paper, then hair color, and now relish. What’s next?
Labor Effects: Warehouse employees are deemed essential. Leading eCommerce companies have hired over 150K employees in 60 days to meet demand. What can you do when you don’t have that kind of reach?
Automation: What is warehouse automation? How do you know what you need? What are the things to consider in implementing warehouse automation?
You can also view our Webinar ‘Dealing with unplanned fluctuations in business’