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Development 14 - The Weakest Link: Benefits of Understanding the Supply Chain

File Type: Conference session, Free Content
Event: Development 14
Release Date: December 2014
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Logistics costs make up as much as 80 percent of the operating costs of a distribution center. What's going on behind-the-scenes in the global supply chain is becoming more important as changes in consumer demand continue to impact industrial real estate and goods movement. This interactive session modeled after the popular TV game show Jeopardy will engage and challenge the audience to better understand supply chain management and its influence on real estate decisions.


  • Richard Thompson, Managing Director, JLL


  • Gregg Macaluso, Faculty Director of MS Programs in Supply Chain Management & Business Analytics, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado - Boulder
  • John Swanstrom, Senior Vice President, Sports Authority

Team Leaders:

  • Larry Harmsen, COO-The Americas, Prologis
  • Mike Ruen, Managing Director, East Region, DCT Industrial

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