Q1 Industrial Real Estate Round Up

Supply Chain Link

As the first quarter of 2018 came to a close, drivers of supply chain demand, such as consumer consumption, business inventories, and industrial production, showed continued growth. industrial real estate market as vacancy rates fell in two-thirds of the country.

The Changing Landscape of Real Estate in the Logistics Industry

Logistics Bureau

Real Estate in the Logistics Industry: A Changing Landscape. Such high costs might be responsible for the continued trend toward long industrial real estate leases at a time when flexibility should demand shorter terms.

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From Malls to Click-And-Collect: How Today’s Pace of Change Is Impacting Real Estate

Creating Supply Chain Excellence

But can the pace of these changes affect the real estate industry in major ways? As rapid change takes place in online ordering and fulfillment for retail, consumer goods, distribution, and third-party logistics (3PLs), the needs for real estate space change too. The real estate industry is undergoing strong transformation as the availability for product changes, and companies must stay ahead of this rate of change or they will be overrun. By James A.

Sharing Kevin O’Leary’s Omni-Channel Epiphany!

Supply Chain Network

So as soon as he found it digitally and a store with inventory he borrowed Kevin’s truck and drove straight to store to buy it without even calling to ensure it was there.

Four Things You Probably Didn’t Know About Inventory Planning and Sustainability

ToolsGroup

I think it’s time we started spreading the good news: when you harness demand and inventory planning to slash unnecessary expenses and improve service to customers, you also reduce waste and support sustainability. Smart inventory planning cranks up manufacturing efficiency.

Emerging Options for Omni-Commerce Logistics Strategy

Supply Chain Network

To do this you need to ensure that at ALL locations where stock is held or displayed for retail sale, that ACCURATE and TIMELY inventory information is available. Thought is to leverage existing building assets, people and inventory to support the online business.

Why are Inventory Optimization Algorithms Important?

Valogix

There are a lot of inventory planning solutions from all around the world. How many offer real inventory optimization and why is this important? First, what is the cost of carrying, holding and managing an inventory? inventory optimization

Can robots help you manage inventory better?

PINC

In the United States, 250,000 manufacturing plants and warehouses support the activities of 4 million retail stores and ecommerce websites – And all of these operations carry inventory. inventory robotics Logistics Viewpoints warehouse drones

How Will Trump Curb on Trade Deficit Affect Industrial Real Estate

Material Handling & Logistics

warehouse inventory has increased by a net of 3.5 trade with Canada and Mexico has increased more rapidly than with any other countries since the signing of NAFTA in 1995, and U.S. billion square feet. read more. Global Supply Chain News

Optimizing Inventory Management for Online Retail

RELEX Solutions

While traditional inventory limits may not apply to many online retailers, they still need to make smart, data-driven decisions about what to stock if they want to attract and retain a loyal customer base. But inventory strategy goes beyond assortment choices alone.

Blockchain in Supply Chain: 2 Ethereum-Based Projects That Demonstrate How Blockchain Can Improve Supply Chains

Cerasis

On top of all that, billions if not trillions of dollars worth of potential working capital are tied up in illiquid assets such as 90-day invoice payouts or even the real estate value of, say, a warehouse or factory building. It is designed to dramatically decrease the time required for any entity to convert assets, such as accounts receivable, real estate, inventory, equipment, and commodities into cash. Supply chains are messy.

What Makes a Great Inventory Manager?

Unleashed

Being an inventory manager involves a varied set of skills. Not only do you need to manage the inventory, but you need to look after your staff who help you on the warehouse floor. Inventory managers play a key role in hiring and human resources, training, logistics, stock control, forecasting, and overall business growth. There are many traits that make up a great inventory manager. One of the key tips to being a successful inventory manager is to build relationships.

Understanding How Aged Inventory Impacts Your Warehouse

Unleashed

Being able to understand the journey of your inventory stock and what it entails is a key part of inventory management. It’s also good to see if your inventory gets stuck on a part of its journey, Most often it pauses on the warehouse shelves. When you have a build-up of aged inventory in your warehouse this can cause problems for your business. Aged inventory can constrain cash flow and hinder new purchases. What is aged inventory?

Trending Transportation News: February 2016

PLS Logistics

ISM uses the NMI index to measure non-manufacturing growth and found the economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector continued to grow especially in finance/insurance, real estate/rental, agriculture, health care and public administration. Retailers aren’t traditionally set up for real-time inventory and customer fulfillment. Non-Manufacturing Grows for 72 nd Straight Month.

Supply Chain Facilities Management: It’s More Than Just Facilities

Cerasis

Supply chains can affect virtually any industry, including healthcare, food service, education, retail, and corporate real estate providers. Inventory risk is higher. Leverage existing information, like AIDC technologies, to protect inventory.

3D Printing Changes the Supply Chain

Kinaxis

Local manufacturing, or on-demand, means creating only what is needed, as opposed to stocking materials and keeping an inventory, all of which need to be managed to optimize cost. by Joe Cannata I recently took a trip to my local big box electronics store, and saw a 3D printer on display.

The 3 Biggest Problems Your Logistics Teams Will Face in Q4 and How to Solve Them with On-Demand Warehousing

FLEXE

Aside from that being one of your busiest times of the year, the movement to eCommerce and omnichannel shopping has made accurate demand planning impossible and inventory allocation harder than ever. He’s in charge of inventory management across its distribution and fulfillment network.

5 Industries Ripe to Find More Than a “Silver Lining” in The Cloud

Unleashed

While changing technology can be daunting, the sooner businesses move to incorporate cloud-based software solutions the sooner they’ll reap the benefits that platforms like online inventory management systems can offer. Manage in-store stock issues and access inventory info. Safe, reliable, real-time record keeping. Real estate. Leveraging the Cloud for Inventory Mastery.

What You Need to Know About the State of eCommerce Logistics

Cerasis

Meanwhile, eCommerce is catalyzing significant changes in retail real estate as more companies vie for warehouse space and transportation services to meet a growing number of online orders, explains Alexander Frei and John Morris of Area Development. Warehouses Renew Focus on Inventory Control. The simplest way of making a warehouse run efficiently is by managing inventory better. Predictive, Real-Time Analytics Are King of eCommerce Logistics Strategy.

How Shoppers and Retailers Can Reduce Waste This Thanksgiving

Elementum

Grocery retailers always risk losing precious inventory, but never is it more critical to receive the right foods at the right time than during Thanksgiving week. Landfills emit 20 percent of the world’s methane , and in the US discarded food takes up a lot of landfill real estate.

What makes a solution the “best” inventory software for small business?

EMERGE App

Every day our sales and support teams get asked: “I’m looking for the best inventory management software.” Of course, we’d love to say that EMERGE App is the best inventory management software but that’s up to you to decide. Introduction.

Will Warehouses Eventually Go Dark?

Enterra Insights

Thanks to the popularity of e-commerce, warehouses are some of the hottest properties in real estate. David Sparkman, head of David Sparkman Consulting, reports, “Empty stores and shopping centers are increasingly being converted into warehouse and e-commerce distribution centers, according to the global industrial real estate firm CBRE, which examined in detail two dozen such projects ranging from southern California to Baltimore.”[2]

Will the Rapidly Shrinking Store Save Retail?

Supply Chain Brain

Sears is not the only store cutting back on real estate. Across the country, retailers such as Wal-Mart, Target, Macy’s and Nordstrom are experimenting with ways to distill their inventory into smaller, more-focused locations. The biggest change for the decades-old shopping center anchor? It was now just half its size. The store had done away with its entire second floor, concentrating its efforts on its appliance and mattress departments on the ground level.

Waste Not, Want Not: Thanksgiving and the Food Waste Conundrum

Elementum

Grocery retailers always risk losing precious inventory, but never is it more critical to receive the right foods at the right time than during Thanksgiving week. Landfills emit 20 percent of the world’s methane , and in the US discarded food takes up a lot of landfill real estate. Offering surplus inventory at bargain rates is a sure way to salvage post-holiday profits and mitigate waste.

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5 Ways Automation Will Change the Business Landscape

ThroughPut

Retailers like Walmart , Giant Eagle and Amazon have been using robots extensively for a wide variety of tasks, including cleaning, inventory management and loading and unloading merchandise. “It’s

Resiliency; the Fine Art of Balancing E-commerce & Brick and Mortar Investments

Supply Chain Nation

Often, the broader the assortment, the larger the volume of inventory, which leads to more potential waste if a product doesn’t sell as anticipated. The more places we could potentially store our inventory, the more inventory we’re likely to carry.

Big Obstacles for eCommerce Retailer

Unleashed

Inventory management is a vital part of a retail business. When you’re selling products via eCommerce platforms, it is even more important to make sure your inventory is under control. There are still a significant amount of retailers who run a stock take manually to manage their inventory, which leads to many problems on how the whole warehouse runs, shipments and accounting as well. Business Tips eCommerce inventory control inventory management

The Localized Supply Chain

Elementum

Walmart ’s real estate teams deeply analyze the local customer base when scouting for locations. The company’s Retail Link program connects inventory planners with suppliers to help tailor merchandise to the local population, using data about shopping habits that reaches back two years. Although disorganized inventory management played a big part in Target’s failure to win over the Canadian market, insufficient localization was also a culprit.

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The Future of Supply Chain

FLEXE

In the not too distant future, we could see major changes not just in retailing and transportation, but also manufacturing and real estate. Eventually, each product’s “digital life” will begin as soon as it is made, enabling real-time visibility from start to finish.

The Future of Supply Chain

FLEXE

In the not too distant future, we could see major changes not just in retailing and transportation, but also manufacturing and real estate. Eventually, each product’s “digital life” will begin as soon as it is made, enabling real-time visibility from start to finish.

Understanding FSN Analysis

Unleashed

Finding the optimum level of inventory stock is no easy feat. As a business owner, you should look to inventory analysis as a guide. There are a variety of analytics you can run to better understand your inventory stock. The type of analysis will differ depending on what information you want to gather and what stages of inventory management are proving difficult. A very common way to look at inventory stock is through FSN analysis. A real-world application.

This Week in Logistics News (December 31, 2018 – January 4, 2019)

Talking Logistics

In the meantime, here’s the supply chain and logistics news that caught my attention this week: Amazon serves up 1 billion items through Prime over holidays (The Mercury News) Swamped With Inventory, U.S. warehouse vacancy currently stands at 4.3%, according to real-estate firm CBRE Inc.,

RELEX and Stockmann Agree to Extend Their Collaboration

RELEX Solutions

” Just as RELEX transformed our grocery replenishment, we believe that its introduction across our non-food product categories will deliver significant benefits both in improved availability and inventory turnover. Read PDF.

Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One

Cerasis

In the below is a real world example of a consultant coming to a third party logistics company with the goal of choosing a warehouse and 3pl provider. Currently, the real estate for all these warehouse is owned by our client, and the operations are completely outsourced to multiple 3PL players. Twitter Facebook Google+ LinkedIn The post Real-World Scenario: Best Practices for Warehouse Contracts: Part One appeared first on Transportation Management Company | Cerasis.

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The Localized Supply Chain

Elementum

Walmart ’s real estate teams deeply analyze the local customer base when scouting for locations. The company’s Retail Link program connects inventory planners with suppliers to help tailor merchandise to the local population, using data about shopping habits that reaches back two years. Although disorganized inventory management played a big part in Target’s failure to win over the Canadian market, insufficient localization was also a culprit.

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