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12 ways the coronavirus will change warehousing

The Coronavirus crisis has placed stress on supply chains as never before. Whilst most of the attention has focused on the response of the transport industry and the difficulties it has faced in moving product on an international and domestic basis, the warehouse sector has also experienced enormous challenges.

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Supply chain players need a more flexible approach to using warehouses & 3PL's

Retailers suffering supply chain problems caused by coronavirus should overhaul their warehousing strategy and introduce a more “resilient approach”. This would mean abandoning the traditional just-in-time philosophy that prioritises lean inventory but often comes with high fixed costs during lower demand, and rapidly escalating costs during demand peaks.

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Australia braces for container storage crisis as more imports arrive - Warehousing & Logistics

Australia’s coronavirus lockdown and collapse in consumer demand could trigger a container storage crisis. Thankfully, uTenant can help. As reported by The Loadstar, boxes are piling up at ports and container freight stations around the world, most notably in India: import cargo uncollected as economic activity grinds to a halt. And in Australia, local media reports suggest transport and logistics firms in the state of Victoria expect a storage shortage “within a month” as shops remain closed and goods go unsold.

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