Logistics is dynamic, complex, and relevant across industry sectors–and has far more to offer than simply making a racket and taking up space, as its reputation would suggest. After all, as storage, handling, and distribution centers, logistics properties are utterly essential for a functioning economic system. In this spirit, the “Initiative Logistikimmobilien” (Logix), an association of companies and individuals from the logistics property sector, presented their initial study entitled “Logistikimmobilien – Dreh- und Angelpunkte der Supply Chain. Bedeutung, Funktion und Ansiedlungseffekte” (Logistics properties–The linchpins of the supply chain. Significance, function, and establishment effects) at EXPO REAL 2016 in Munich. The study is now available in print or to download.
What is it about?
Headed up by Uwe Veres-Homm, the Nuremberg-based Fraunhofer Center for Applied Research on Supply Chain Services SCS prepared a policy paper on behalf of the initiative, setting out the economic importance of logistics properties and the micro and macroeconomic factors affecting individual logistics property types. The objective, descriptive study is intended to provide relevant information to municipalities, management, and economic developers, as well as any interested members of the public.
A little taster of the findings:
Logistics needs properties
Over the last five years, some 3.5 million square meters of new logistics space have been created. This consistent high level of construction is testament to the constant demand for logistics properties, which is felt right across Germany and therefore plays a key role in many different regions.
Logistics properties are diverse
Five functional types of logistics properties can be determined according to their role in the value chain, each of which has their own specific requirements. Production supply is particularly important among these, occupying some 40 percent of all operational logistics space. Approximately 25 percent is used for supplying metropolitan areas.
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You can also request the study in print form from Initiative Logistikimmobilien. Please contact them here.