In a time when consumer demand is forcing retailers to get their products to
market faster, a growing number of shippers are looking to non-traditional practices to
help reduce the amount of time it takes to process orders and route products. Research
shows the average company spent $48 million on freight services in 2015 and nearly 20
percent of firms spent more than $100 million. As eCommerce and omni-channel have
become the key focus points in the retail industry, the need for streamlining
warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations is becoming more evident.