On-Demand Warehousing to Become a Key Component in the Agile Supply Chain

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1Q 2019 | IN-5343


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On-demand warehousing platforms are starting to gather momentum within the logistics sector as several startups and spin-outs jostle for position to disrupt the market. These digital platforms connect warehouse owners with companies needing additional storage space or fulfillment capacity on a short-term basis. Retailers and goods owners are able to easily search by location for available warehouses with the necessary features and facilities, and then complete the necessary administrative processes on the same platform, vastly simplifying the traditional leasing process.

In the United States, companies like Flexe and Ware2Go compete directly, while Stowga has emerged as a leader in the nascent warehousing-as-a-service market in the United Kingdom. They all offer a sleek digital platform and have the same common goal: to provide a more flexible and transparent warehouse leasing process. However, while Flexe and Stowga are independent platforms, Ware2Go was spun out of UPS and offers access to the Third-Party Logistics (3PL) giant’s vast network of warehouse space, in add…

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