In a client research brief, entitled: “Measuring Up: Why Cubic Feet Matter,” CBRE explained that large occupiers are more efficiently using warehouse and cubic space, which is resulting in increased building clearance heights, and has in turn, made measurement of cubic feet, or the “third dimension,” that much more important.
The advent of new carrier alliances and “big ship readiness” will determine which ports gain share and supply chain advantages. Meanwhile, managers must “hedge their bets” to mitigate risk and avoid reliance on a handful of key gateways.
The last decade has been a march towards globalization, but recent political and economic events have created a backlash and stirred the debate; globalization vs. protectionism
For the second survey in a row, leading North American 3PLs identified the consolidation wave as the most important industry trend.
According to Deloitte, the U.S. manufacturing sector is “woefully unprepared”for the cyber threats associated with new connected technology. In “Industry 4.0 and cyber risk: Security in an age of connected production,” one-third of all manufacturers sampled admitted to not having performed any cyber risk assessments of the industrial connected devices operating on factory floors.