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E-commerce Continues to Change Logistics, Warehousing Landscape, Study Says

E-commerce has already transformed the world of warehousing and logistics, and according to Colliers International Group Inc., everything indicates that this process will continue.

E-commerce Continues to Change Logistics, Warehousing Landscape, Study Says

The company recently issued "From First Mile to Last Mile", a study of the logistics sector in the globe's six major regions, which found that e-commerce will create the need for a revamped supply chain, from new mega distribution facilities at the first stage to a host of smaller fulfillment centers and package pick-up options that cover the last mile of delivery. And delivery companies could still be caught flat-footed by the changes in store.

"If they are not paranoid about what Amazon is planning, they ought to be," Jack H. Rosenberg, principal with Colliers in Chicago and the national director of the firm’s transportation and logistics group, says. "They are trying to break the duopoly of Federal Express and UPS."

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The company recently issued "From First Mile to Last Mile", a study of the logistics sector in the globe's six major regions, which found that e-commerce will create the need for a revamped supply chain, from new mega distribution facilities at the first stage to a host of smaller fulfillment centers and package pick-up options that cover the last mile of delivery. And delivery companies could still be caught flat-footed by the changes in store.

"If they are not paranoid about what Amazon is planning, they ought to be," Jack H. Rosenberg, principal with Colliers in Chicago and the national director of the firm’s transportation and logistics group, says. "They are trying to break the duopoly of Federal Express and UPS."

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E-commerce Continues to Change Logistics, Warehousing Landscape, Study Says