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Norm Saenz and Don Derewecki Quoted in Logistics Management

11.01.2017

Peerless Research Group has concluded its annual Warehouse and Distribution Center Operations Survey. The 2017 results, which include 300 responses, show that e-commerce trends continue to rise. As a result, technologies geared towards automation continue to be implemented. Roberto Michel, an editor at large for Modern Materials Handling, reached out to St. Onge Company's Norm Saenz and Don Derewecki to ask for their analysis of the survey's results.

“Overall, what we’re seeing and what seems to be consistent with the study results is that there is more of requirement for speed and accuracy, driven very much by e-commerce expectations,” says Derewecki.
In response, the survey shows that some technologies that had been flat the last few years are on the increase this year. Many of these involved each picking that is a hallmark of e-commerce fulfillment, notes Saenz. “The investments are increasing a bit more for certain areas like voice, pick- to-light, and put walls, which points to operators applying some technology to e-commerce pressures,” says Saenz.

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