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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]


Industrial Real Estate Set to Break Records in 2017, Economists Say

Low interest rates, healthy consumer spending and strong e-commerce are forming good conditions for industrial and logistics real estate growth in 2017, says JLL, an investment management firm that offers real estate services. Potential investment in infrastructure and continued company expansion...[more]


Retail Copes With Changes Taking Place in Every Aspect of the Industry

Retail Copes With Changes Taking Place in Every Aspect of the Industry

Leaders have to be nimble and agile if they are to keep on top of the evolution, particularly in the technology arena, that is roiling their vertical.[more]


Total Acquisition Cost Tool May Show Savings from In-shoring Overstated

Original equipment manufacturer sourcing decisions are typically based on total acquisition cost (TAC) formula comparisons. Because of this, such tools play a primary role in decisions about whether to purchase from domestic or overseas sources. TAC formulas attempt to take into account all cost...[more]


Micrologistics as a Strategy for Improving Your Network

Micrologistics as a Strategy for Improving Your Network

Analyst Insight: The impact of the omnichannel revolution is being felt across every element of business today, including transportation and distribution, which can impact network planning. Customers today are more connected, more informed, and more demanding than ever before, and as a consequence,...[more]


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