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Warehousing and Distribution Center Facilities in Southern California: The Use of the Commodity Flow Survey Data to Identify Logistics Sprawl and Freight Generation Patterns

  • Author(s): Jaller, Miguel
  • Pineda, Leticia
  • et al.
Abstract

This work addresses an important research topic of freight modeling by analyzing the freight patterns, in terms of freight generation and logistics sprawl, of warehouses and distribution centers in Southern California. Specifically, this work analyzes the concentration of Warehouses and Distribution Centers (W&DC) (NAICS 493) in five counties in Southern California between 1998 and 2014; and explores spatial relationships between W&DC and other industry sectors through centrographic and econometric modeling techniques. Furthermore, the authors estimate factors that explain the concentration of W&DC in the area.

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