Exceptional Industrial Projects: Beyond the BoxISBN: 0971895511;
This new book details cutting-edge industrial case studies and in-depth interviews with industry experts about what is driving industrial development today. No other book on the market addresses industrial development in such depth. There are nine major trends in American manufacturing and distribution that are covered in this book: 1. Consolidation of major manufacturing and distribution operations-fewer locations and larger facilities. 2. Speed-to-market demands and the logistics of "just-in-time" shipping. 3. Strategic importance of proximity to intermodal transportation and suppliers. 4. Flexibility to accommodate growth and change. 5. Sophisticated materials handling systems that support increasing market demands for efficiency, customization and "high-touch". 6. Individualized requirements that demand an "inside out" approach to infrastructure Access to a competitive labor market. 7. A return to the urban core and adaptive reuse. ...
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