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Building Elements 101: Specific Factors to Accommodate E-commerce

File Type: Free Content, Conference session
Event: E.CON 2014: The E-Commerce Conference
Release Date: March 2014
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As just-in-time deliveries grow increasingly important, the supply chain and logistics industries rise in significance to the United States and global economies. The backbone of the industry is the distribution center, where products are stored and shipped to businesses or individual customers. Distribution centers not only need to be strategically located to move product to the most people as quickly as possible, but they now must be designed in a way that improves productivity and meets corporate strategies. Let’s identify the largest drivers of distribution center design change including energy and maintenance cost reductions, taller ceiling heights, labor shortages and evolving building codes.

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  • Anthony Lydon, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle


  • Matt Brady, Regional Vice President/Architect, Ware Malcomb
  • Jim Condon, Chief Development Officer, Seefried Industrial Properties
  • James Ford, Project Executive, Clayco, Inc.

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