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Where are warehouses going?

As we noted in our article of the week, there is tight supply for warehouse space globally, even as there is growing demand for products to be delivered next-day, or even same-day, to urban consumers. This has prompted giants like Amazon and Flipkart to move towards multi-story warehouses near city-centres and reach out to partnerships with local stores. This week we cover these moves and the new ways people are looking at the positioning and operating warehouses to cope with an increasingly urbanised and densely populated world.  

Amazon’s New Multistory Warehouse Aims to Cut Delivery Times. [WSJ]

Flipkart expands last-mile delivery to 27K stores across India. [Supply Chain Dive]

Rise of warehouse automation changes site selection plans for e-commerce. [DC Velocity]

The Evolution of the Urban Warehouse. [GlobeSt.com]

Market minnows: Urban Logistics shows that warehouses can be glamorous. [Evening Standard]

'Next day delivery, superior logistics and urban warehousing' - the future face of retailing, says new report. [Belfast Telegraph]

Collaboration helping ease Lower Mainland industrial space crunch. [Western Investor]

Cities Need ‘Sophisticated Urban Freight Policies,’ Report Says. [Transport Topics News]

Industrial’s Q2 Cool-Off Seen As Sign Of Sector Stabilization, Not Downturn. [Bisnow]

How Staples is striving to become a logistics titan. [Supply Chain Digital]

This year’s 3PL & Supply Chain Summit: Europe has multiple session on optimising warehouse performance and aligning the supply chain for maximum efficiency, so book your ticket now!

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