Malls will Convert to Retail e-Fulfillment Predicts Forbes Contributor Carsten Funke of Picavi

July 05 08:40 2022
Malls will Convert to Retail e-Fulfillment Predicts Forbes Contributor Carsten Funke of Picavi

Carsten Funke, CEO at Picavi USA, the leader in pick-by-vision technology, recently predicted the mall of today will be converted to distribution centers for e-commerce in the future. Read the Forbes article here.

According to Funke COVID-19 has forever changed consumer shopping and buying patterns. The digital transformation was well underway; Covid-19 accelerated the online shopping trend for daily staples, particularly food and clothing. I believe this trend will continue driving double-digit exponential growth for the foreseeable future.”  

The unavailability of warehouse and distribution real estate combined with the consumer expectation of same day deliveries means that some retailers, grocery stores, and other outlet operations are becoming the “local” distribution centers. The days of two or three national distribution centers spaced throughout North America are over; customers want and expect same-day delivery, often within hours of placing their orders.

Funke is a proud member of the Forbes Business Council, an invitation-only organization for successful business leaders and executives who are selected for the council based on the depth and diversity of experience in the business development space.

Current vs. Future State of Warehouse Picking

Whether warehouse or distribution center, the current state of picking remains problematic. These challenges grow more serious as picking migrates to e-retail fulfillment. The metrics and justification of Google Glasses, as a picking methodology, must include a constant, iterative, and continuous process improvement system. This requirement defines the future state of warehouse picking; only Picavi is ready to meet the future state today. 

About Picavi USA

Picavi USA Pick-by-Vision solution makes it possible to visually manage the picking process for goods in intralogistics in a consistent manner. Picavi’s Cockpit uses artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and digital twin technology as a breakthrough innovation, maximizing productivity at warehouses and minimizing error rates. Only with this Smart Data technology are e-fulfillment solutions possible, transcending the initial value proposition of Google Glasses.

When wearing the smart glasses, warehouse workers have both hands free for primary tasks, including picking and packing goods. Augmented reality (AR) with context-based information makes work much more precise, predictable, and fun. Google Glasses have become an indispensable part of warehouse life. 

Picavi USA, based in Illinois, is a subsidiary of Picavi, headquartered in Germany. Call (312) 585-8312 to learn more about Picavi USA Pick-by-Vision.

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