Many trends and developments in supply chain management, like same-day or free delivery, do not have a huge impact on warehouse processes. An important development in warehouses is the move from supplying stores (few large orders) to supplying consumers directly (many small orders). This asks for different processes: batch picking, single-line / single-item picking, etc.
Another important trend in warehousing is the use of technology. Many (smaller and larger) warehouses still use no or very simple technology and are starting to invest in paperless picking, connected processes and better systems.