A group of workers is poised to dominate industry, according to a report released by PricewaterhouseCoopers and The Manufacturing Institute. They are tireless and silent, and yet, incredibly disruptive.
As a part of the strategy to expand its logistics business further in Asia, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha Ltd., or "K" Line, has agreed to establish a joint venture with Cool Japan Fund Inc. and Japan Logistic Systems Corp. to build and operate a cold storage in the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.
While pop-up retail is not new - dating back to California-based Vacant in 1999 - the concept of pop-up distribution centers is a fairly new one. Following the same idea, it involves setting up a temporary distribution center in a specific location for a set period of time to meet a temporary need, then shutting it down.
Having established a solid presence on the East Coast, Neiman Marcus decided it was time to build its own dedicated distribution center. Steve Johnson, principal with Johnson Stephens Consulting Inc., relates how the project was successfully carried out.