The world increasingly relies on e-commerce, and the need for warehouses and distribution centres is expanding. More retailers are turning to warehouses to store and distribute their products, with larger retailers continuing to offer both in-store and e-commerce options to remain competitive.
Errors resulting from automation and manual labour can create operational issues that disrupt the supply chain and affect distribution. Automation can be susceptible to cyber attacks, power outages, and outdated technology, with workplace injuries and employee theft being risks of manual labour.
Because these locations can store significant inventory, they may be vulnerable to losses involving business interruption, stock & contents, physical damages, fraud, and extra expenses.