Skip to content

OM in the News: The Warehouse Explosion

June 16, 2016

Maybe warehousing is not the most exciting topic we teach in OM (see Chapter 9). But giant warehouses are springing up across the country as surging online sales send retailers scrambling to find space to house products destined for delivery to customers’ homes. Much of the construction is happening in the South, writes The Wall Street Journal (June 9, 2016), where land and labor are cheap. New warehouses can top 1 million square feet and contain hundreds of thousands of different types of items. Here is an interesting graphic.

Classroom discussion questions:

  1. What is driving the growth?
  2. What company is leading the way?warehouse
Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Supply Chain Management Research

Andreas Wieland’s supply chain management blog for academics and managers

better operations

Thoughts on continuous improvement: from TPS to XPS

%d bloggers like this: