1. Roadblocks Ahead: Operational Constraints & Scalability
Some glaring factors that have landed a major blow on the supply chain across industries are lack of resources in the labour market even post-peak, impact on supply from Covid-19 and the Ukraine conflict, rising fuel prices, and overall delays. This is all adding up to inflate the operational cost base.
While some of these bottlenecks have been unclogged, there’s still lots for operations to catch up to fulfil pent-up demand.
Operations need to pad up and prepare for the worst, brace for the unpredictable, and be well placed with flexible delivery options at hand. How?
An open approach toward automation is important in 2022 to increase operational efficiency and scalability. Ever-increasing shipping complexities will eventually lead to (or probably already is) burnout for the warehouse ops caused by juggling multiple technology integrations and cost overheads that impact overall operational efficiency. Switching to a single, multi-carrier partner who can offer choice, buying power, and match growing consumer demands with a wide breadth of delivery partners is the way forward.