Warehouse in the News Warehouse and Distribution Center Site Selection: Seeking a skilled workforce XPO’s service offerings for Sealed Air are extended through new contract Buoyed by e-commerce, secondary industrial markets have strong future growth prospects, says CBRE A practical guide to everything you need to know about buying and implementing a Dock Appointment Sc Logistics and Supply Chain Education: Opportunities Abound More Warehouse News In this increasingly virtual world, retail stores may be disappearing, but distribution centers (DCs) continue to be fundamental for expanding logistics networks. Even for industrial warehousing, trends in e-commerce and nearshoring are making an impact on logistics and site selection choices. Any way you slice it, the need for rapid customer response is resulting in a close examination regarding location. For example, CVS Pharmacy is building a $110 million, 762,000-square-foot DC on 71-acres in Kansas City, Mo., to create a hybrid e-commerce service model that will support the service and fulfillment needs of more than 370 CVS stores throughout the Midwest. It will open early next year and bring 360 jobs to the region. “The DC will enable our Indianapolis and Dallas facilities to take on more capacity and reduce delivery distances in the Midwest,” notes Jim Della Valle , CVS’ senior director for supply chain transformation and outbound transportation leader. To help with finding the best location for the DC, CVS hired Cushman & Wakefield as the consultant on the project. During the site selection process, criteria focused on affordable high quality labor, proximity to key roadway and other transportation systems, cost of business, a business-friendly environment and options of expanding. “We were interested in an area that would provide for multiple labor shifts and working hours,” Della Valle says. Oklahoma, Missouri, Nebraska and Iowa were first examined, which produced nearly 50 candidate […]
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