A new report from ProLogis, a leading global provider of distribution facilities, discusses long-term trends in how companies have redesigned and reconfigured both their distribution networks and individual distribution facilities to adapt to changes in the economic environment and reduce overall distribution costs.
"Network consolidations and reconfigurations have been one of the main drivers behind the substantial improvements in supply chain efficiency recorded during the past 15 to 20 years," says Leonard Sahling, first vice president of the ProLogis Research Group. "Companies continue to dedicate considerable resources to analyzing and streamlining their distribution networks, typically reviewing and redesigning them every few years."
Highlights of the report, entitled Network Reconfigurations - Springboard for Supply Chain Efficiency, include the following:
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