Ideas & Insights

If you build a port-adjacent, three-story DC, will BCOs come?

Industrial real estate investors must attract big BCOs that cross-dock or transload large volumes of merchandise from marine containers to domestic trailers without the packages ever touching the floor. More

E-Commerce and Its Impact on Supply Chains

Presented by the Journal of Commerce and WCL Consulting, this webcast analyzes the dramatic impact e-commerce is having on global supply chains, the types of disruptors impacting the market, the forecast for e-commerce sales across global markets and how this information can help shippers and service providers improve their planning and performance. View

Amazon’s competitive advantage tied to fulfillment

Have you ever wondered how Amazon consistently delivers on its promise to ship your products correctly and have them arrive on a specific day or even earlier? More

Do your homework

With the third-party logistics industry growing at double-digit rates, established 3PLs feel the urge to snap up a competitor before a large shipping line or equity investment company gets there first. More

Going with the Flow

The warehousing and distribution industry is taking bold steps to respond to changing economic and business circumstances. More

Warehouse Site Selection Worksheet

Far too many initial meetings between warehouse developers/owners and potential tenants are not an effective information exchange. More

Global Supply Chain Terminology

This comprehensive global supply chain terminology booklet provides valuable help understanding the challenging world of goods movement. More   

Friending Shippers

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach urged to set up supply chain advisory board to promote efficiency. More


Southern California Goods Movement Issues Presentation

After more than 20 years of continuous annual import container growth, the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles experience the first negative growth numbers. Learn what elements came together to cause this situation. More

So Cal Supply Chain Collaboration – White Paper

Today’s corporate global supply chains are constantly pressured to move goods and information faster, more dependably, and at minimum costs. More

Southern California Ports & Warehousing Update

In 2012 the Ports of Long Beach & Los Angeles had not returned to their 2006 peak volumes. U.S. Container ports continue to push their infrastructure investments so they would be ready to handle the mega-vessel arrivals. More

Out-of-the-Box Thinking 

As the industrial real estate industry enters a new decade, the light of optimism is shining a little brighter than in recent years. More

No Easy Solutions to Problems Plaguing US Ports

An ongoing analysis of the factors that contribute to marine terminal congestion has industry experts concluding that ports will probably have to implement at least a half-dozen measures in order to relieve what has become one of the biggest bottlenecks in goods movement. More

Maersk Mega Vessel Graphic

Take a moment to better understand the scale & operating world of today’s mega-vessels. (Courtesy of Maersk) More

Warehousing’s Reach

The Great Recession pressured corporations to increase initiatives on supply chain and warehouse operations efficiencies to reduce costs while maintaining competitive customer service levels. More