Cimcorp in the News: Today’s tire industry is facing unprecedented challenges in distribution, stemming from both the marketplace and within the four walls of their distribution centers.
Namely, consumers now demand greater speed and availability of goods. Many are millennials who are used to the ecommerce experience, where they can get exactly what they want and when they want it.
This places significant pressure on distribution centers to make sure they not only can keep retail locations well stocked, but also fulfill new online orders.
Distribution centers now have to accommodate a growing number of SKUs, as manufacturers continue to expand their variety of consumer and commercial tire offerings. Tire dealers must now find ways to utilize their existing storage space better and maintain the efficient movement of a heightened number of goods within their limited space.
These modern challenges require modern solutions. Dealers must adapt, especially as the rest of the tire industry embraces the next generation of technology at the intersection of robotics, computers and the Internet of Things (IoT).
Collectively, these technologies make up the fourth Industrial Revolution, also known as Industry 4.0.