When IWLA members come together, the energy is contagious. That was the idea behind a first-of-its-kind IWLA “pop-up” warehouse & logistics event on October 30th in Addision, Illinois where both members and non-members were in attendance from over 25 organizations. The topics covered during the event were among the biggest trends happening in warehousing —
Smart home technology is a growing market, with revenue from the category set to surpass $19 billion in the US this year, according to Statista, which expects market volume to exceed $34 billion by 2022. The excitement around this technology has more manufacturers of traditional home products looking for ways to incorporate smart home features
Romeoville, IL (August 31, 2018) – LeSaint Logistics, an Illinois-based company specializing in customized, integrated supply chain solutions, is continuing to grow its operations and increase its national network serving clients throughout the United States. With more than 200 clients nationwide, LeSaint has expanded its operations in response to changing market dynamics where serving consumers with same-day order receipt,
The labor market for supply chain workers will continue to tighten across transportation and warehousing functions. As 2018 unfolds, unemployment rates will remain at all-time lows, causing the labor market for supply chain and logistics workers to tighten. As a result, shippers and 3PL’s alike will need to find new and creative ways to source
Online/Direct-to-consumer as a channel will outpace traditional retail store purchases. The multi-channel shopper (ie. shops online and in stores) spends $49 more than shoppers who shop only in retail stores, according to the National Retail Federation’s 2017 Thanksgiving shopping survey
Uncertainty in the supply chain will spur investments in supply chain visibility and monitoring technologies. While supply chain visibility is among the Top 3 Priorities for supply chain professionals globally, only 6% can actually claim full visibility, according to a 2017 survey by GEODIS.