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By 3pl Central · May 11, 2016
As anyone in our industry can attest, it's a great time to be a warehouse owner. Vacancy rates have plummeted, profits have soared - and warehouse valuations are at all-time highs
By Patrick Burnson · September 28, 2015
In its comprehensive report, Armstrong & Associates, Inc. (A&A) estimates the total U.S. warehousing market for 2015 will be $141 billion. 
By Patrick Burnson · July 31, 2015
While many industry analysts contend that distribution centers near U.S. East Coast ports will see a surge of new business after the Panama Canal expansion, real estate experts say this phenomena is already underway.
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 Patrick Burnson · May 28, 2014
A new report from JLL posits the idea that retail supply chain managers will become increasingly reliant on the conversion of brick-and-mortar stores to fulfilment centers providing package pick-up and ship-from-store services.
By Patrick Burnson · February 5, 2014
A staggering 40 percent of big-box industrial requirements are correlated to e-commerce; a sector growing globally by 20 percent each year.
By Patrick Burnson · January 21, 2014
When the commercial real estate service Cushman & Wakefield released its year-end national market research data this week, some important regional advantages were outlined in detail.
By Patrick Burnson · November 21, 2013
Fourteen consecutive quarters of declining vacancies in the warehouse sector highlight the U.S. industrial real estate market’s momentum through the third quarter of 2013, according to Cushman & Wakefield.
By LM Staff · September 23, 2013
After expanding operations eight times to meet customer demand since 1989, PK USA is expanding again as its customers add new vehicles in the U.S. that had previously been assembled overseas.
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By George Kokoris · August 8, 2013
Businesses today have to get more out of their existing operation. Any changes made need to be right the first time and cost-effective. The pressures are greater still if extending the warehouse or building a new one.
By Josh Bond · April 9, 2013
IARW president and vice president of Global Cold Chain Alliance comments on the rankings.
By Josh Bond · December 14, 2012
To support the productive enterprise, supply chains must embrace resiliency and become “massively multidimensional.”
By Josh Bond · November 30, 2012
Despite clear inefficiencies, many are reluctant to make change until the damage is done.
By Jeff Berman · November 28, 2012
In a move focused on sustainability and increasing supply chain efficiencies, office products giant Staples announced this week it has rolled out new packaging technology, entitled “Smart-size” packaging, which was developed by Packsize International, a provider of lean packaging systems.

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