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Marquette Bookshelf: ‘The Warehouse Revolution: Automate or Terminate’ 

Co-written by Jim Stollberg, executive-in-residence for supply chain management

Jim Stollberg

“The Warehouse Revolution” walks through an array of automation options using understandable terms. It describes the history of the industry and how e-commerce catapulted warehouse automation to the forefront of supply chain operations. “The Warehouse Revolution” will also be of interest to those who are just curious and seek to understand what’s happening behind the curtain — the highly choreographed movement of people and machines that enable packages to show up at our respective doorsteps in less than a day. 

Learn more or purchase this book at Business Expert Press 

Stollberg answered some questions about his new book, including where the idea for the book came from, his favorite part of the writing process and what he hopes the book can accomplish.

How would you describe the book in one sentence? 

“The Warehouse Revolution” is a must-read for educators, technologists, retailers and investors who seek to understand the warehouse automation industry and the associated technologies. 

Where did the idea for this book come from? 

It is co-authored with two colleagues I worked with in the industry. Despite growing interest and investment, we noticed a gap in books covering this critical element of the supply chain. We decided we were best suited to tell the story given our experience.

Is this your first book? What is your publishing history? 

Yes. This is my first published book.

What do you hope to accomplish with this book? 

Build awareness and educate about warehouse automation, past, present and future. To provide a “behind the scenes” perspective on what goes on inside of the modern warehouse and how it can deliver an internet order to your doorstep the same day you place it.

How does this book advance or complement your research and/or teaching? 

We believe this book could serve as the basis for a supply chain technology curriculum, either as a standalone course or incorporated into a broader supply chain course. We also do advisory work for investors and C-level leaders in the warehouse automation space.

What was your favorite part of the writing/editing process? 

The collaboration with my co-authors and the interaction we had with technology providers in this space. It was rewarding to capture and put forth the best thinking in the industry.  

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Book Details  

  • Publisher: ‎ Business Expert Press (March 5, 2024) 
  • Language: ‎ English  
  • Paperback: ‎ 229 pages  
  • ISBN: 9781637425732 
  • EISBN: 9781637425749