Logistics

The New Borderless Marketplace: Repositioning Retail and Warehouse Properties for Tomorrow

Borderless Marketplace

This whitepaper addresses trends and strategies needed and how the retail experience will change over the next five years.

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How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies

How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies

Rising fuel costs have caused freight transportation to become the largest, most volatile cost component of companies' supply chain/logistics operation, accounting for about 63 percent of total U.S. logistics costs and 6 percent of GDP. With companies under mounting pressure to contain or offset the increases in freight transportation costs, supply chain executives have been tasked with figuring out how to squeeze more capacity and efficiency out of the existing systems.

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Trends in Global Manufacturing, Goods Movement and Consumption

Trends in Global Manufacturing

Global shifts in manufacturing have occurred as supply chain visibility tools and logistics management networks have provided access to more remote and lower cost labor centers. The main factors which have induced these manufacturing trends include the increase in global demand for consumer goods and continued improvements to the systems necessary for managing inventory and sales across international boundaries. However, real challenges remain as volatility impacts all aspects of the supply chain, and it is these volatilities which are the subject of this white paper. This white paper looked at significant logistics drivers which may impact industrial space over the next 10 years, including an analysis of which ports will benefit by the expansion of the Panama Canal and how this will affect local, regional and inland industrial space in the distribution sector.

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Logistics Trends and Specific Industries That Will Drive Warehouse and Distribution Growth and Demand for Space

Trends and Industries driving Warehouse and Distribution Growth

This research project identified the logistics trends and specific industries that will drive warehouse and distribution growth and demand for space over the next decade (2008-2018). Research is based on employee ratios, employment reports, and logistics building inventory.

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The New Age of Trade: The Americas

New Age of the Trade of The Americas

The report provides strategic intelligence regarding the most significant trends shaping industrial markets across North America. Trends and issues influencing warehousing are covered, including NAFTA; the Panama Canal expansion; the role of major ports and South American growth in import and export.

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Select U.S. Ports Prepare For Panama Canal Expansion

Select U.S. Ports Prepare For Panama Canal Expansion

The report focuses on nine container ports on the nation’s East and South coasts: the East Coast ports of New York and New Jersey and Baltimore; the Southeast ports of Virginia, Charleston and Savannah; the Florida ports of Miami, Jacksonville and Everglades; and the Gulf port of Houston.

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