Since 2010, nearly 90 million sq. ft. of these mega facilities have been completed in the top 10 markets. An additional 31.6 million sq. ft., with 60% pre-commitments, is under construction and scheduled for delivery by year-end 2018....More
The second floor of this high-tech grocery story would have an army of robots picking and packing from a larger range of items — up to 20,000 different products – fulfilling online orders made by the shoppers downstairs or from people online at home who then drop by later to collect their items....More
Forklift manufacturer Toyota Industries Corp. (TICO) has acquired material handling systems integrator Bastian Solutions as part of its launch of a new North American division, Toyota Advanced Logistics Solutions (TALS)....More
The tax battle is opening up a fault line in corporate America, with net importers mostly on one side and exporters on the other. The proposed overhaul would reward companies that sell products outside the U.S. while punishing ones that rely on low-cost overseas suppliers....More
This “bottleneck” analysis incorporates several unique components, including a massive database of truck GPS data at freight-significant locations throughout the U.S.and an algorithm that quantifies the impact of congestion on truck-based freight.
Verifying an adequate short- and long-term labor force is one of the most significant factors for today’s site location projects; in the future, the importance of qualified labor will continue to increase.