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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.
Flipkart expands last-mile delivery to 27K stores across India. [Supply Chain Dive]
The Evolution of the Urban Warehouse. [GlobeSt.com]
Market minnows: Urban Logistics shows that warehouses can be glamorous. [Evening Standard]
Collaboration helping ease Lower Mainland industrial space crunch. [Western Investor]
Cities Need ‘Sophisticated Urban Freight Policies,’ Report Says. [Transport Topics News]
How Staples is striving to become a logistics titan. [Supply Chain Digital]