July 2016 Newsletter

E-Commerce Drives Surge in U.S. Warehouse Rental Prices

CBRE report says rates for prime space near big U.S. population centers soared 9.9% in 2015 as industrial capacity remained tight

Source: Wall Street Journal, Paul Page

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The rapid growth of online sales in the U.S. is pushing up demand, and prices, for the warehouses needed to get goods delivered to consumers faster.

Rental rates for prime warehouse space in the U.S. jumped 9.9% in 2015 over the previous year, real-estate brokerage firm CBRE Inc. said in a new report, as retailers and distribution companies snapped up scarce facilities near import gateways and population centers.

The growth in the U.S. far outpaced the 2.8% increase in industrial leasing rates that CBRE measured around the world, and six American markets were among the nine markets world-wide with the strongest growth in rents. The top rental rates in Oakland, with its scarce space and ready access to San Francisco Bay-area

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States Logistics Chairs Disaster Simulation Event During CSCMP Roundtable Leadership Forum in Long Beach

The Southern California CSCMP Roundtable participated in June in the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) Disaster Simulation! DCA Member Company States Logistics was involved in hosting the event, in which participants learned firsthand how logistics plays a vital role in disaster recovery and how ALAN is uniting logistics companies across the nation to assist during disasters of all kinds. The simulation uses virtual and live action role-playing to simulate post-disaster supply chain for life’s necessities of water, food and medicine.

Attendees use smart-phones or tablets to play the role of a business, government, or non-profit organizations working in a crisis scenario. Each role has a different objective, requiring players to coordinate and collaborate with their sector, demographic, and geographic partners to keep supply lines open. Data visualizations allow players to review and discuss performance metrics and see system-wide impacts of their actions. The exercise illustrates how differing objectives and perceptions often inhibit effective response, and highlights the crucial role of private sector supply chain activities.

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Shippers Warehouse of Georgia Earns Multipack Service Award

On March 2nd in Plano, TX, Shippers Warehouse’s packaging operation located in Jonesboro, GA was recognized with the annual Multipack Service Award by Frito-Lay North America Contract Packaging (FLNA). This award is presented every year to the third party repacking operation that exceeds all service metrics and provides top level service in all categories.

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What a Family Eats

Source: Time Magazine: Hungry Planet

DCA member companies are extensively involved in serving the stable, growing and critically important Food & Beverage Sector.  We thought you’d enjoy the following pictures of ‘What A Family Eats’ from around the world!

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide - Food expenditure for one week: €375.39 or $500.07

Germany: The Melander family of Bargteheide – Food expenditure for one week: €375.39 or $500.07

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina - Food expenditure for one week $341.98

United States: The Revis family of North Carolina – Food expenditure for one week $341.98

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo  - Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Egypt: The Ahmed family of Cairo – Food expenditure for one week: 387.85 Egyptian Pounds or $68.53

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village - Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village – Food expenditure for one week: 224.93 ngultrum or $5.03

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IWLA Surpasses Fundraising Goal, Presents ALAN with $25K Check

Congratulations! IWLA members showed their support of the American Logistics Aid Network (ALAN) with a total donation of $25,650 raised since the IWLA Convention & Expo in March. In honor of the 125th Anniversary, IWLA pledged to commit up to $25,000 to the nonprofit and encouraged members to donate resources and financial contributions. This makes the combined IWLA-related donation $50,650 since mid March. Read more from IWLA1891.

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