The program, now in its seventh year, will focus on how evolving world economic and societal considerations are impacting investment decisions, cargo movements and international trade in general. "Today is a pivotal - and challenging - time for every facet of the supply chain," noted Morris, who has an extensive background in supply chain strategy, network design and transformation, cost reduction, and transportation management. "Consumer demand patterns are shifting rapidly, impacting order cycle times, retail formats and service level requirements. The dynamics of material and labor supply are changing dramatically as well. And the significant cost and capacity challenges in international logistics today are creating real volatility."
Morris, along with John Kaliski, principal, Cambridge Systematics, Inc. (Cambridge, Mass.) will speak on "Trade, Logistics & DC Site Selection Strategies - Positioning Your Port for Growth." The panel, scheduled for Jan. 24, will be moderated by Richard Biter, Asst. Secretary, Intermodal Systems Development, Florida Department of Transportation. Other confirmed speakers for the Shifting International Trade Routes event include leaders from the transportation, financial and economic analysis sectors.
Based in Rosemont and with local representation nationwide, Cushman & Wakefield's industrial brokerage platform provides global resources and local expertise for tenant and landlord representation, disposition and acquisition services, transaction management, and industrial consulting including labor and demographic analysis. In 2012, in the U.S. alone, this group completed more than 7,000 industrial real estate transactions - totaling 261 million square feet - with an aggregate value in excess of $8.43 billion.