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By Jeff Berman · October 18, 2017
Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL said in its “First Look at Industrial” report for the third quarter of 2017 that market indicators continue to see significant increases. One example of this is for rent, which JLL said are being paced by a combination of an increase in warehouse and logistics absorption and “persistently low” market vacancy. Third quarter rents checked in at $5.40 per square foot, which JLL said is an all-time high.
By Bob Trebilcock · October 18, 2017
Just what is supply chain management today? It's moved from cost cutting to enabling the business.
By Jeff Berman · October 18, 2017
Chicago-based industrial real estate firm JLL said in its “First Look at Industrial” report for the third quarter of 2017 that market indicators continue to see significant increases. One example of this is for rent, which JLL said are being paced by a combination of an increase in warehouse and logistics absorption and “persistently low” market vacancy. Third quarter rents checked in at $5.40 per square foot, which JLL said is an all-time high.
By MMH Staff · October 18, 2017
Software coordinates the daily fluctuations in order profile.
By Admin · October 18, 2017
The food fulfillment firm increased throughput by 40%, while also reducing labor costs by 35%.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2017
Saudi distributor and manufacturer’s order fulfillment performance has increased by 36%.
By LM Staff · October 17, 2017
The United States Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this week that the average price per gallon for diesel gasoline headed up 1.1 cents to $2.787 per gallon this week. The increase comes on the heels of a 1.6 cent decline last week.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2017
Reacting to the tightest spot truckload market in at least four years, brokers and third-party logistics providers are working overtime to obtain TL capacity for shippers during this peak freight season.
By Jeff Berman · October 17, 2017
September shipments were up 4.9% annually at 976,605. While this is down compared to August’s 1,066,698, the annual improvement is ahead of August’s 2.2% annual spread.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2017
Distributor transitions from paper-based to voice-based execution ahead of facility move.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2017
24-volt technology delivers high-performance operation for global logistics hub.
By MMH Staff · October 17, 2017
Toyota Forklifts announced a $50,000 donation to Hurricane Harvey relief in Gulf Coast communities.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2017
Recent data issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE in its U.S. Industrial Availability Index continues to highlight the decline of the average availability rate for United States-based warehouses and distribution centers, with the third quarter rate heading down ten basis points to 7.7, its lowest availability rate going back to 2001.
By Patrick Burnson · October 16, 2017
While transpacific oceanborne traffic was especially robust this past peak season, industry analysts were also impressed by the air cargo surge in the region. If this trend is to continue, however, the need for improved airport infrastructure is obvious.
By Jeff Berman · October 16, 2017
Recent data issued by industrial real estate firm CBRE in its U.S. Industrial Availability Index continues to highlight the decline of the average availability rate for United States-based warehouses and distribution centers, with the third quarter rate heading down ten basis points to 7.7, its lowest availability rate going back to 2001.

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