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Chain links: What we're reading this week

By Mark Solomon | 02/03/2016 | 8:39 AM


Prologis credits e-commerce with revenue gain. US 3PL market may hit $94 billion by 2020. And AWESOME sets April meeting.

Prologis rides e-commerce wave to rising warehouse rental revenue

The global warehouse and industrial real estate firm Prologis Inc. pointed to rising e-commerce activity as a prime reason that the firm’s revenue jumped from $1.8 billion in 2014 to $2.2 billion in 2015, since online shopping trends drove higher demand for DC space than retail store replenishment.

Source: Prologis, Inc.

Iran emerges from economic sanctions with CMA CGM partnership

Following its agreement to strict caps on nuclear enrichment activity in a July 2015 deal, Iran is making up for lost time with a flurry of logistics deals that could return the country to international trade. The latest is a partnership signed last week between French container and shipping group CMA CGM and the Islamic Republic of Iran Shipping Lines (IRISL).

Source: Reuters

Global manufacturing could drive U.S. 3PL market to $94 billion by 2020

Third party logistics (3PL) providers in the U.S. could be worth $94 billion by 2020 as rising production by global manufacturing companies create steep logistics demand for transporting raw materials to factories and finished goods to retailers and distributors, according to technology research firm Technavio.

Source: Technavio

Forklift telematics data: Moving from reactive to proactive

Organizations that leverage predictive analytics have a leg up on the competition, studies show. But before predictive models can be developed, organizations need a clear understanding of its precursors, namely connecting, monitoring, and analyzing. So where does the material handling industry stand?

Source: TotalTrax, Inc.

Global market survey on port equipment deliveries

The Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) has publically released its latest market surveys on global container port equipment deliveries. Prepared annually, the reports are key elements in the Association’s work of providing independent intelligence on handling equipment and technology trends in the ports and terminals sector.

Source: Port Equipment Manufacturers Association

A sweet comeback: Hostess Brands builds a new supply chain from scratch

Yes, the iconic company shut down in November 2012. But fans of Hostess know that there was a second act to the story. The brands and certain factories were purchased out of bankruptcy in April 2013. The brand was then re-launched in July 2013. That left just a few months to build a new supply chain from scratch. Steve Banker talked to Matt Kunz, senior vice president of supply chain at Hostess Brands , LLC about this comeback.

Source: Forbes.com

“AWESOME” meeting for women supply chain leaders in April

The fourth annual Achieving Women’s Excellence in Supply Chain Operations, Management, and Education (AWESOME) symposium, to be held April 27–29 at Nike Inc.’s headquarters in Portland, Ore., promises to be—sorry, we can’t help ourselves—awesome. The organization, which serves women in executive leadership roles in supply chain, logistics, and associated fields, plans to include panel discussions, “Up Close” conversations with industry movers and shakers, and sessions on current hot topics, including supply chain innovation, what it will take to achieve gender parity, and leadership lessons that will help women move into the C-suite.




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