eCommerce and direct-to-consumer retail are fundamentally changing how businesses manage their warehousing and fulfillment networks. There is a greater need for flexibility. Enter on-demand warehousing.
Read Gartner’s Supply Chain Brief to learn more about on-demand warehouse marketplaces, including:
- Recommendations for testing a marketplace strategy
- Value-added services, including inventory management, order fulfillment, and cloud-based WMS technology
- How on-demand warehousing can offset labor challenges
Per the Gartner report, “Economically, on-demand warehouses typically enable users to replace the fixed costs associated with a long-term lease with short-term variable costs, enabling a more agile supply chain that can ramp up and down as demand fluctuates.”
Analysts: David Gonzalez, Greg Aimi, John Johnson, Courtney Rogerson
- Gartner’s “Supply Chain Brief: How Shippers Can Benefit from the Fast-Growing On-Demand Warehouse Marketplace Sector", 4 June 2019, David Gonzalez, Greg Aimi, John Johnson, Courtney Rogerson