What Factors are Impacting the Manufacturing’s Reshoring Movement?

COVID-19 crippled international supply chains for months in early 2020 and continues to cause frequent delays from international suppliers. Even before the pandemic, hostile trade relations between the United States and China had accelerated a reshoring trend. Reshoring typically refers to a company moving manufacturing assets out of China to the United States, and more broadly may also refer to sourcing alternative suppliers in the United States or North America instead of Asia. While the reshoring concept has been gaining traction for a number of ... Read More

2020-10-01T15:50:41+00:00September 30th, 2020|Articles, Frank P. Crivello, Milwaukee|

How Challenging Would It Be to Convert Retail Malls Into Distribution Centers?

Simon Property Group, Inc., the largest shopping mall operator in the United States, has entered into talks with Amazon about converting unused shopping mall space into distribution centers (DCs), according to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal. With the retail sector expected to lose up to 25,000 stores in 2020, the Amazon news is only one small part of larger discussion about converting unused commercial spaces into much-needed industrial real estate. While the COVID-19 pandemic has caused retail stores and offices to shut ... Read More

2020-09-17T21:56:54+00:00September 17th, 2020|Articles, Frank P. Crivello, Milwaukee|

COVID-19: Logistics Industry Update

A new strain of coronavirus, known as COVID-19  swept across the world in early 2020, with outbreaks springing up in virtually every country to varying degrees. As of the writing of this article, more than 800,000 people around the world have died from COVID-19 or complications related to it, with more than 175,000 of those deaths occurring within the United States. The coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we as a society interact with other people, the way we shop, the way we travel, and ... Read More

2020-09-03T22:53:05+00:00September 3rd, 2020|Articles, Frank P. Crivello, Milwaukee|
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