Strange as it may seem, some major companies are abandoning their “best-of-breed” warehouse management software (WMS) and going back to their legacy systems ….why can be summarized as: control, customization, and cost.
Inventory expressed as a ratio to sales has risen sharply…as sales have fallen and companies have invested in Just-in-Case inventories:
As a side note, with sales of staples rising, some shippers are seeing shortages of trucks. For example, Walmart is falling behind on its pickups. Seems out-of-line when over-all tonnage is down. And look at the driver wages offered by Walmart in Mississippi….