Hanging from the ceiling of Intermountain Healthcare’s Utah facility are bright banners with photos of patients, doctors and nurses. Among the towering shelves, pallets and forklifts, one of them reads, “Patient-centered.” It might seem incongruous, but it’s demonstrative of the company’s commitment to its core function: helping people live the healthiest lives possible.
The astounding growth in online transactions among consumers and commercial clients is the new normal. More and more exists in a digital space. For all that the cloud can contain, though, the warehousing industry is as vital as ever for the physical realities of commerce.