Trailer Spots per Acre

I was asked recently how many 53' truck trailers could be stored on one acre of land and though I would share my answer, based on conversations with my clients and within my company. The first point to make about…

The Industrial Operations and Buildings of the Future

Emerging trends in manufacturing and logistics are transforming how companies think about the real estate component of their supply chains.  Trends such as additive manufacturing, fulfillment, big data, and final mile are introducing an entirely new set of facility requirements.…

Flat Truck Yards and Supply Chain

Flat truck yards may not be high on the occupiers wish list for their new industrial space, but its inclusion may save them time and money over their occupancy.  Flat truck yards are actually truck yards without the typical gradual slope towards…

DC Metrics

As part of my research for the Global Logistics Specialist designation from California State University Long Beach, I have learned about certain metrics used by supply chain professionals in order to measure how their operations helping them meet their company's…

SOLAS

Over the past week I couldn't help but notice the amount of articles dedicated to SOLAS verified weight requirements, which go into effect July 1, 2016.  Since the requirements have been public for a few years, the sheer volume of articles…

Site and Efficiency

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, efficiency is defined as "the ability to do something or produce something without wasting materials, time, or energy" 1.  Efficiency has an obvious importance to industry.  However, its level of importance to corporations can vary…

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