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The Need for an Adaptive Supply Chain

Posted by Sean Murphy on May 24, 2019

How a supply chain operates has far-reaching impacts on a business. If any one area of the chain has a weak link, it could affect revenue or halt operations. To survive and succeed in today's landscape, companies need to move toward an adaptive supply chain. When they do,…

Warehouse Space Continues to Soar in These Cities

Posted by Sean Murphy on May 17, 2019

If you thought 2017 was a banner year for warehouse construction in Dallas-Fort Worth, wait until you hear the latest. Just in the first quarter of 2019, construction of warehouse space hit a record of 30.1 million square feet. North Texas leads the U.S. in the highest numbers…

Would You Believe Industrial Buildings Are Moving to the Suburbs?

Posted by Sean Murphy on April 22, 2019

The suburbs are not just for homes and retail anymore. Industrial companies, typically targets for downtowns and business parks, are making their way into the suburbs as cities rezone areas for these types of properties. The suburbs have turned into a center of business activity…

What's Driving a Hot Leasing Market for Industrial Properties?

Posted by Sean Murphy on April 12, 2019

Looking for companies to lease your warehouse or empty retail space? Increase your chances by targeting e-commerce and logistics companies. According to a new CBRE report, these companies dominated warehouse deals in 2018. Together, they took up 61 out of the 100 largest…

What You Need to Know About Supply Chain Blockchain Technology

Posted by Sean Murphy on March 8, 2019

You've probably heard the phrase "blockchain technology" tossed around a bit lately. But what is blockchain technology? How does it affect procurement? This video from Wired does a superb job of describing blockchain technology. In it, researcher Bettina Warburg explains it…

What's New in Supply Chain News That You Need to Know About?

Posted by Sean Murphy on March 4, 2019

Distribution facilities want to automate "piece picking." This process involves robots selecting specific items and placing them in boxes rather than selecting an entire case. Why hasn't it happened by now? Because it's an expensive part of the order fulfillment process and it…

Can You Trust Your Security Guards with Important Documents?

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 20, 2019

There are good reasons to hire security guards to protect your business and its assets, but there are also some liability and risks involved. One of the risks of working with security guards is they could mishandle important documents and affect your business.…

How You Can Boost Warehouse Operations with This

Posted by Sean Murphy on February 1, 2019

Warehousing is changing and few companies are changing with it. Amazon is one exception because it purchased Kiva Systems in 2012. This little company, now renamed Amazon Robotics, manufactures robots to improve warehouse operations and productivity. More than 30,000 of these…