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Warehouse-vendor relationships need improvement, but new report shows ways to strengthen supply chain relationships

[fa icon="calendar'] 8/3/18 9:00 AM / by Argos Software posted in Logistics Software, 3PL, Supply Chain, Warehouse Software, WMS, ecommerce

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A report was recently published by Supply Chain Digest, suggesting that supply chain relationships can be improved for better business moving forward. The report is an attempt to get closer to how these relationships are faring in the current moment and what parties on both sides need to make them stronger and more efficient. The editors surveyed over 44 retailers and 165 consumer goods manufacturers including companies like Procter & Gamble, Target, Big Lots, Home Depot, Nike, and JC Penney.

 

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Texas cities top hottest new industrial real estate markets for warehousing

[fa icon="calendar'] 7/25/18 10:58 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Warehouse Software, WMS, Best WMS

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Commercial real estate firm JLL just announced the top ten markets for warehouses. Released in late June, the firm linked both industrial real estate and population growth to determine which markets are expected to boom in coming years.

 

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Walmart, Pepsico Top Retailers, Company Lists for Best Supply Chain Management

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/21/18 9:04 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, 3PL, Shipping Software, Supply Chain, Warehouse Software

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Walmart and PepsiCo are the companies with the best supply chain management, according to a new report by Kantar-Retail Poweranking, a retail analytics firm in Norwalk, Connecticut. According to the company, over 550 manufacturer and retailer respondents participated in the annual study.

 

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Growing warehouse distribution development is justified due to demand, says report

[fa icon="calendar'] 6/12/18 2:10 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, 3PL, Warehouse Software, WMS

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Warehouse and distribution space is expanding rapidly in the U.S. due to strong demand. According to a new report by the CBRE Group, a global investment firm located in Los Angeles, pro forma rents exceeded breakeven rents by 20-40%.

New warehouse development has not been hindered by the spike in construction costs, mostly because the supply of modern logistics facilities is limited. The majority of construction costs is represented by land acquisition; today, land costs range between $45-to-$170 per square foot.

The most expensive part of the country to build a 500,000 square-foot warehouse is Los Angeles, followed by Inland Empire, California; central New Jersey; Portland, Oregon; Pennsylvania’s I-78/81 corridor; Houston, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; Phoenix, Arizona; Dallas/Fort Worth; and Atlanta, Georgia.

The biggest boom right now is in Atlanta, Dallas/Fort Worth, and Inland Empire. However, the greatest rent spread between pro forma rents and breakeven rents is: Chicago at 43%; Atlanta at 38%; Phoenix at 35%; Pennsylvania’s I-78/I-81 corridor at 30%; and Los Angeles at 27%.

David Egan, CBRE’s global head of industrial and logistics research, said that the traditional perception that oversupply will threaten the market is wrong. Instead, he said “there is a very big spread between kind of the bottom line breakeven and the pro forma rents” which “means the market will generally absorb what the developers need.

“The economics are on the side of the developers, and there is a good case to be made for the developers to continue to build. Things are not getting overheated, and if the market does soften a bit, there is a cushion to move the rents a bit and still make money. There is good economic reason for development,” he said.

How have you expanded your warehouse and distribution space over the last few years? If you haven’t, do you have plans in the future? If so, what are factors that have led you to expand? Please let us know in the comments below!

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NextGen Technologies Expected to Dominate Supply Chain in Five Years

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/23/18 9:30 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, Warehouse Software, WMS

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The supply chain industry is in the midst of a face-lift, as new modern technology is emerging and rapidly taking over.

 

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Drones in Agribusiness: Giving Farmers Real-time Data Whenever They Need It

[fa icon="calendar'] 5/9/18 4:24 PM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Mobile Application, Growers Software, Agribusiness

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As drone technology becomes more prominent in the shipping and logistics space, it is also quickly gaining traction in the agribusiness industry.

 

In fact, when leading drone manufacturer DJI launched its first agriculture drone in 2016, the company forecast that the drone agriculture market is worth about $75 million. Research firm Global Market Insights says that by 2024, the market will be valued at $1 billion.

 

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Amazon’s Business Model is Setting a New Precedent for the Supply Chain

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/13/18 9:00 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, WMS

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In recent years, Amazon has really stepped their game up with the way they’re challenging the logistics industry. The company is the fastest to reach $100 billion in sales revenue. Analysts say that by 2027 the company could reach yearly revenue of $1 trillion.

 

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The Forests and the Trees: IT Vendor Meeting at Weyerhaeuser

[fa icon="calendar'] 4/9/18 11:16 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, Growers Software, Agribusiness

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A beautiful day and great views from the 8th floor terrace at the Weyerhaeuser HQ in Pioneer Square, Seattle, WA.

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Building a New Warehouse? Here’s How to Streamline it for the Future

[fa icon="calendar'] 2/9/18 11:11 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, Warehouse Software, WMS

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From automation to drones, new technology is disrupting the warehouse and cold storage industry. The demand for same-day delivery, and other concerns related to ecommerce, is forcing warehouse operators to transform their distribution and delivery processes. As more operations become digitally outfitted with WMS and other necessary tools, how inventory is stored, tracked, picked, and delivered will change, which requires owners to make the necessary changes at their existing facilities.

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When to get that new WMS system? Only when you know you’re ready

[fa icon="calendar'] 1/26/18 11:43 AM / by Argos Software posted in Argos Software, Logistics Software, 3PL, Warehouse Software, WMS

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