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Tao of Pizza Podcast

Mar 11, 2024

Kevin Lawton is the host and Founder of The New Warehouse podcast, where he champions the belief that warehouses are downright sexy. The podcast provides insights and ideas from the distribution, transportation, and logistics industry, offering a unique blend of industry expertise and an infectious passion for innovation. With hands-on experience navigating through systems like Manhattan SAP, Oracle, and the IQ Prelude, along with various automation technologies including voice picking and GTP picking, Kevin's journey is all about continuous learning and knowledge sharing.

In this episode…

Warehousing and logistics play a pivotal role in our daily lives, quietly facilitating the smooth flow of goods from production to consumption. From the groceries on our shelves to the packages arriving at our doorsteps, efficient warehousing ensures timely delivery and availability of essential items. But have you ever stopped to consider the intricate network of operations behind each product's journey and the profound impact it has on our interconnected world?

Warehousing enthusiast Kevin Lawton believes that the whole idea of warehousing is sexy. Kevin highlights that the true allure of a warehouse lies in its meticulous organization and seamless processes. However, amidst the visual appeal, he points out a significant trend: the focus on addressing the often-overlooked tasks within warehouses, such as trailer loading and unloading. This shift towards automating these challenging tasks not only enhances efficiency but also reduces the risk of injuries. Kevin's observation underscores the importance of embracing technological solutions that optimize every aspect of warehouse operations, reminding us that true innovation lies in tackling the small but crucial details.

In this episode of The Tao of Pizza Podcast, Mark Hiddleson speaks with Kevin Lawton, host and Founder of The New Warehouse podcast, about what makes warehousing sexy. Kevin discusses how he got into the warehousing business, explains who his ideal client is, and takes a deep dive into GTP.