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DHL Expands U.S. Footprint Alongside Global Trade Growth

DHL has been expanding its locations around the world to keep up with growing e-commerce and international trade demand — and its most recent expansion in southern California has doubled its intake capacity in Ontario, the company says. [more]


Warehouses Are Now Worth More Than Offices, Thanks to Amazon

Warehouses Are Now Worth More Than Offices, Thanks to Amazon

While China slams the brakes on buying trophy properties and the retail apocalypse draws nigh, something less sexy but striking is going on in real estate.[more]


Availability, Cost of Labor Drive New Ways of Thinking about DC Strategy

Availability, Cost of Labor Drive New Ways of Thinking about DC Strategy

The availability of labor (or lack thereof) is requiring us to think differently about network strategy and site selection. Distribution network strategy is no longer just about optimizing traditional costs (transportation, operating expense, fixed costs and capital). Today, when evaluating...[more]


Q&A: What We Have Here Is a Failure to Collaborate

A survey by 3M Company finds a large number of suppliers holding back from engaging in true collaboration with buyers, due to a lack of openness and customer incentives.[more]


Q&A: How A.I. Promises to Transform the Logistics Industry

How A.I. Promises to Transform the Logistics Industry

Logistics providers have been relatively slow in embracing artificial intelligence and machine learning. Now, the technology is finally beginning to have an impact on key business decisions throughout the industry.[more]


Why Barnes & Noble Wants Smaller Stores

Why Barnes & Noble Wants Smaller Stores

Barnes & Noble is the latest retailer to discover that less is more sometimes.[more]


Warehouse Conversions Aren't Just for Cities Anymore - Or Just for Warehouses

The notion that old commercial buildings could enjoy a second life as places to live and work was popularized by artists in Manhattan's SoHo neighborhood in the 1960s, when dusty warehouses started to give way to studios and apartments.[more]


When Growth Mandates Change: Blue Diamond Reevaluates Its Supply Chain

When Growth Mandates Change: Blue Diamond Reevaluates Its Supply Chain

The growers' cooperative, a dominant processor and marketer of almonds and related products, seeks to reconfigure its forward distribution network, to reflect current and future demand from retailers.[more]


The Best Place for a New Warehouse? An Old Mall

The pressure for speedy online package delivery is prompting companies to look for distribution facilities closer to residential areas or highways.[more]


When Growth Mandates Change: Blue Diamond Reevaluates Its Supply Chain

The growers' cooperative, a dominant processor and marketer of almonds and related products, seeks to reconfigure its forward distribution network, to reflect current and future demand from retailers.[more]


Dead Mall Space Could Spur Warehouse, E-Commerce Deals

More shopping center and mall space could be repurposed for industrial distribution as e-commerce continues to take market share from brick-and-mortar retailers, Fitch Ratings analysts said in a report Tuesday.[more]


A Look Inside Airbus's Epic Assembly Line

A Look Inside Airbus's Epic Assembly Line

A confluence of political and economic forces has prompted Europe's largest airplane manufacturer to place a factory in Alabama - and to create one of the world's most gargantuan supply chains.[more]


Darkstore Takes Airbnb Approach to E-Commerce Fulfillment

App-driven startup Darkstore, which matches e-commerce shippers with urban fulfillment centers that have excess capacity to facilitate same-day delivery, will use a new cash infusion to expand beyond the three markets it currently serves.[more]


How E-Commerce Is Changing Facility Planning and Design

How E-Commerce Is Changing Facility Planning and Design

Analyst Insight: The impact of omnichannel fulfillment requirements and growth of e-commerce have altered the way companies plan and design distribution facilities. The plan and design processes themselves haven't changed as much as the number of variables that must be considered. Today's...[more]


ZIM to Provide Logistics Services in India

ZIM Integrated Shipping Services and Avvashya-CCI, a subsidiary of Allcargo Logistics Limited, India, have signed a cooperation agreement aimed at providing customers with comprehensive logistics services in India, according to the companies.[more]


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