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Super interchanges for truck stops and travel centers

The following aerial images depict expressway exits across the United States that have three (3) or more truck stops/travel centers situated at them. While each location is unique, there are some consistent ancillary trucking-related uses that develop at these super … Continue reading

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How do you solve a logistics problem like Chicago?

If you have traveled through metropolitan Chicago by car, truck, train, or plan, you know how difficult it is to negotiate. Being situated near the base of Lake Michigan makes it a natural choke point for travel and distribution. As … Continue reading

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Crafting Michaels nationwide distribution network

The following table lists the distribution centers, their location, size, and year opened for Michaels stores. The company began operations in 1973 in Dallas, Texas. As can be seen from the table, there are now eight (8) distribution facilities nationwide, … Continue reading

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The lowdown on Lowe’s distribution network

Below are three (3) tables identifying the regional distribution centers (RDC), fulfillment centers, and bulk distribution centers for Lowe’s. Smaller, local distribution facilities and cross-dock facilities are not included. As is evident from the tables, Pennsylvania leads the way with … Continue reading

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Charting the waters of Trader Joe’s distribution network: UPDATE #2

Below is a list of Trader Joe’s distribution facilities in the United States, along with the size, date opened, and geographic locations. With the exception of their facilities near Chicago and Dallas, all are concentrated on the East and West coasts, as … Continue reading

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ALDIstribution centers in the United States: UPDATE #2

As ALDI continues its rapid expansion of grocery stores across the United States, its distribution and logistics network is growing as well. Below is a list of the company’s  distribution centers.  These facilities serve more than 1,900 ALDI grocery stores which … Continue reading

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Geography of Costco logistics in North America: UPDATED

  Below is a list of Costco’s distribution centers (they refer to them as depots) in North America and their square footage. Following the list is a weblink to a map created which shows how there are dispersed across the continent. Many … Continue reading

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Are we missing a golden opportunity?

I’ve been thinking about the topic of logistics since reading the book Aerotropolis several months ago. One logistical issue that comes up on a regular basis is the congestion and delays that take place in and around Chicago. Being a … Continue reading

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North American intermodal rail hubs – update

Freight railroads throughout Canada and the United States have been investing billions of dollars over the past couple of decades to upgrade their intermodal infrastructure. Unlike most other forms of transportation, nearly all rail infrastructure is privately financed and maintained … Continue reading

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