GEORGIA CENTERS OF INNOVATION

FUELING LOGISTICS COMPETITIVENESS

The Center of Innovation for Logistics provides the technical industry expertise, collaborative research, and partnerships needed to help the industry connect, compete, and grow globally. Whether air or ground, rail or sea, the Center understands global supply chain issues and helps companies find practical answers to complex challenges. With focus areas in freight transportation, warehousing & distribution centers, and logistics technology the Center provides connectivity to the entire logistics industry. Exclusive to Georgia, the Center addresses the logistics and transportation needs of any existing company or one looking to expand or locate to Georgia. Georgia?s logistics infrastructure is uniquely complete and is powered by more than 12,300 logistics providers employing over 150,000. With the 4th largest and fastest growing seaport in the nation, the world?s busiest passenger airport and 10th largest air-cargo hub in North America, more rail miles than any other state in the Southeast and a nationally top-ranked highway system, Georgia offers a premier gateway to the world. To further link the industry, the Center created the annual Georgia Logistics Summit, the largest event of its kind and size in the nation to connect both providers and consumers of logistics together under one roof. With over 2,000 attendees from 38 states and 11 nations, the Georgia Logistics Summit provides endless opportunities to help grow your business.

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? Delivering technical industry expertise to identify and resolve challenges ? Exposing companies to new markets and opportunities ? Accelerating business, academic, and government connections to find solutions ? Providing data to help businesses understand emerging trends and opportunities ? Preparing real time, mode specific, comparative pricing analysis

Driving The Supply Chain: Freight Transportation

With over 40 percent of North American manufacturing and distribution locations within 500 miles of the Southeast?s largest trucking hub (Atlanta), the Center understands the importance of reliability to freight transportation. Georgia is home to six of the top 50 cargo carriers, including the world?s number one carrier, UPS. By focusing on all of the players involved in moving freight, the Center provides a depth of expertise that helps service providers be more competitive while helping shippers mitigate transportation costs. In support of the industry, the Center provides analysis of multi-modal transportation options for optimal product movement, regional analysis of freight data, and helps facilitate a more responsive set of logistics service providers to meet the needs of logistics consumers.

Location, Location, Location: Warehousing & Distribution Centers

Georgia has become the home to many major warehouse and distribution center locations due to its geographic corner store location, and access to 80 percent of the U.S. market within two days or less by truck. Three of North America?s top 10 warehouse providers are headquartered in Georgia as well as 90 percent of the top 25 global third-party logistics providers. Major retailers have recently set up logistics facilities including Walmart, The Home Depot and Carter?s each totaling multi-million square feet facilities statewide. The Center provides comparative data analysis and deep knowledge of logistics service options for expansions and locations. Unique offerings include an online Georgia Logistics Provider Directory to showcase providers and educational offerings, County Spotlights to highlight local logistics assets, and the Logistics Market Snapshot which offers information on factors driving the industry.

Data Driven Operations: Logistics Technology

With growing industry needs in the areas of e-commerce, mobile commerce, and end-to-end supply chain visibility, the demand for technology integration continues to grow rapidly. The Center works closely with technology providers, including major players like Georgia-based Manhattan Associates to understand how these trends are impacting the industry. The Center provides insight into current and emerging technology solutions and accelerates connections to innovative answers for operational challenges. With over 400 logistics-related technology providers, the Center helps businesses quickly identify the right expertise for successful business results. a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development | 75 Fifth Street, NW, Suite 1200, Atlanta, GA 30308 - USA | GeorgiaLogistics.com

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