Leveraging Indoor Traceability to Overcome Storage Hurdles

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By Adhish Luitel | 4Q 2021 | IN-6382


Warehousing Crisis Cripples Supply Chain


A scarcity of shipping containers has caused major congestion in the U.S. ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach in California. Many importers are running into the same issues—a lack of warehouse space to store the incoming freight. Insufficient storage capacity prevents businesses from fulfilling orders through an already congested supply chain. This trend is expected to worsen in the coming month because of mass incoming orders due to the holiday season. Supply chain executives have started opting for alternatives to get around this issue, such as adding temporary storage trailers adjacent to warehouses, acquiring storage space in states that neighbor California, and even diverting inbound freight to East Coast ports. Warehousing companies have also been building as fast as they can. It has been the one type of commercial construction that has been booming throughout the pandemic. Unsurprisingly, these efforts haven’t been enough to make up for inadequate storage space and a lack of warehouse workers to pick and store these items.

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