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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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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Financing Regional Infrastructure

Financing Regional Infrastructure

This report examines infrastructure planning and financing on both a regional and local level. User charges and benefit capture methods are analyzed as well as cost of community services and growth subsidies; includes case studies on Atlanta, Las Vegas, Twin Cities and Portland, Oregon.

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