Reverse Logistics: Stress in an Era of Free Returns
Recorded On: 02/18/2020
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Retail sales, especially e-commerce, are growing each year and this means more items are returned and pushed back into the already stressed supply chain. Why is reverse logistics so complicated and more costly compared with forward logistics? How do real estate requirements for reverse logistics differ from forward logistics? How can the commercial real estate industry prepare for better efficiency gains? Joe Dunlap, Managing Director, CBRE and Matthew Walaszek, Associate Director, Industrial & Logistics Research, CBRE will answer these questions and more.
- Joe Dunlap leads CBRE’s Global Supply Chain Advisory consulting practice.
- He has more than 25 years of experience in supply chain, specializing in supply chain network design, transportation analysis, distribution operations and facility design, strategy and business-case development, organizational design, demand planning, among other areas.
- At CBRE, he leads a team spanning multiple continents to serve logistics, industrial and retail clients.
- Before joining CBRE he served in various supply chain / logistics roles for Fortna, Accenture, Dematic, Siemens and United Parcel Service.
Associate Director, Industrial & Logistics Research
- Associate Director of Industrial & Logistics Research at CBRE.
- He focuses primarily on insight generation and market intelligence to help guide real estate strategies, identify risks and validate decision-making for internal stakeholders and clients.
- Matthew works closely with the Global Head of I&L Research, helping grow and reinforce CBRE’s thought leadership platform. He is responsible for the production of major reports touching on critical topics to the industry, including e-commerce, technology and automation, development trends, and labor dynamics.
- He also serves as a CBRE spokesperson on the industrial real estate environment and engages frequently with existing and prospective clients.
- Matthew brings more than five years of experience in real estate and market analysis from time spent working at CBRE and JLL.