Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry has performed solidly over the past five years. The development of vertically integrated supply chains in Australian transport industries has transformed warehousing and storage services. Warehouses are no longer just large, temperature-appropriate spaces to store stock. These facilities have developed to become complex distribution and information centres that provide linkages along a product's entire supply chain, facilitating just-in-time supply of stock. Manufacturers, retailers and wholesalers have adjusted their supply chains and now tend to hold less stock on hand, which boosts demand for warehousing and storage services.
Industry operators have been required to store growing business inventories over the past five years... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
Over the past five years, rising business inventory levels have supported growth in the General Warehousing and Cold Storage industry. Industry firms provide warehousing and storage services for customers in a range of downstream markets. Increased inventory levels from these downstream businesses therefore tend to result in greater demand for third-party warehouses and storage facilities. Higher levels of outsourced business processing have also assisted industry performance over the past five years, as firms have increasingly used third-party storage solutions rather than adopting their own in-house storage practices. Companies that provide their own in-house storage facilities are not included in the industry... purchase to read more