Warehouse & DC

SPECIAL REPORT
By Josh Bond · December 18, 2017
The steady growth in square footage among the top third-party logistics (3PL) warehouses belies a fundamental transformation as the market adapts to e-commerce pressures.
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.
SPECIAL REPORT
By Karen E. Thuermer · July 6, 2017
While warehouse and distribution centers (DCs) have historically been located where land is cheap and transportation networks are excellent, today’s criteria needs to include a skilled workforce ready to manage an increasingly digital operation.
By Jeff Berman · July 18, 2016
According to CBRE data, industrial availability fell to 8.8. percent in the first quarter, which marked a decrease of 20 basis points from the first quarter’s 9.0 for its lowest reading going back to the second quarter of 2001.
By Jeff Berman · January 23, 2015
In recently issued research and data, JLL pointed out that its market data indicates rents are on the rise, with companies on the hunt for warehouse and distribution space.
<p>Handheld RFID readers can scan large quantities of items simultaneously in a wide or narrow target field.</p> By Josh Bond · June 1, 2014
The RFID market is showing signs of steady growth as companies work to achieve a meaningful return on investment in specific areas of given processes.
By Josh Bond · April 24, 2014
Report highlights executives' focus on direct store delivery processes.
By Michael Levans · February 1, 2014
We use our february issue each year to peer inside the nation’s four walls to get a better view of how materials handling equipment and automated distribution systems are evolving to become even more closely tied to overall logistics and transportation operations.
By Peter Moore · November 1, 2013
Many of us think in terms of three dimensions, but I believe we need to broaden our horizons.
By Josh Bond · March 1, 2013
Our annual survey finds the industry steadying for a new, slower pace of growth following the release of pent-up demand after the downturn. Yet even as planned spending inside the four walls drops off, facility activity is the highest since 2007—signaling that “doing more with less” has stuck.
By Michael Levans · March 1, 2013
This month we dive into the details of Logistics Management’s 2013 Warehouse/DC Equipment and Technology Survey, our annual study conducted by Peerless Research Group (PRG) that offers a comprehensive snapshot of the investment plans of managers involved in the purchase decision process of materials handlings solutions.
By Maida Napolitano · November 1, 2012
A record response reveals that readership is divided in terms of investment: one side remains cautious, while the other is on the verge of making significant changes to their warehouse/DC operations. How have your operations emerged from the Great Recession?
<p>Goods-to-person solutions deliver slow- and medium-movers to a workstation for picking, minimizing the time an associate spends walking.</p> By Bob Trebilcock · June 1, 2012
More companies are looking to materials handling automation to improve processes, streamline shipping operations, and lower supply chain operating costs. We asked 10 leading systems integrators what the future of automation holds in store.
By Michael Levans · June 1, 2012
In every issue of Logistics Management (LM) we devote an article to the growing importance that warehouse and distribution center (DC) operations are playing in transportation and overall logistics management.
By Maida Napolitano · April 1, 2012
Proponents have changed the conversation and have started tagging at the item level in what the industry is now calling a “source-to-store” approach.

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