Five key trends impacting your supply chain strategy
As we emerge from the global recession, the world is poised for economic growth. That's a good thing. But, we expect it to have some potentially unforeseen impacts on supply chain location, distribution and fulfillment strategies. Why?
Download our free paper to get more insight into these five key supply chain trends, and how you can use them to your advantage.
JLL's Les Boudwin coined the term "surge-demand" when Amazon took occupancy of a 1.0-million-square-foot facility in Dupont, WA in the fall of 2013. Buildings of this size are rare in greater Seattle, and this one deal comprised nearly a quarter of the market's net absorption that year. Recent Amazon move-ins in Baltimore and Tampa Bay also elevated local absorption totals.
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Shoppers are rewriting the rules on how and where they want to shop, and receive their purchases. Today’s retailers need seamless omni-channel strategies that incorporate the right warehouse and distribution space to deliver on these expectations.
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Rising freight costs, an impending driver shortage, a push toward sustainability and greater risks for truck-only transport are pushing the shipping industry toward intermodal transportation—a combination of truck and rail.
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