September 21, 2016 Comments Off on Supply Chain Gears Up for Disruption Views: 564 California News, Inland Empire, West

Supply Chain Gears Up for Disruption

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CBRE Group, Inc.’s latest research report details how rapidly emerging automated technology within the supply chain will affect industrial real estate, a major driver of the Inland Empire economy.

Autonomous trucks, 3D printing and warehouse automation will dramatically change how shippers, retailers and manufacturers configure their supply chains and distribution strategies. These shifts will spur a need for different formats and locations for industrial real estate.

Other findings:

  • Lower transport costs will lead to a less dense warehouse network, and to greater demand for cheaper land in remote locations such as the Inland Empire.
  • More emphasis will be placed on last-mile distribution. These facilities will also need to shift from diesel to electric to accommodate driverless trucks.
  • Robot picking systems will lead to different requirements for daylight and heights in industrial space.
  • Those best positioned for this disruption will invest in technology today.

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