CBRE Hires Leading Supply Chain Expert Joe Dunlap

Dunlap advises clients in supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, and logistics outsourcing

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Los AngelesMay 12, 2016CBRE Group Inc. announced that Joe Dunlap, a 27-year supply chain veteran, joined the company as managing director of supply chain services to advise clients on designing and transforming their increasingly complex supply chains. Dunlap will serve as part of the leadership team for the company’s industrial and logistics business in the Americas.


Dunlap joins CBRE as supply chain-dependent companies are going through significant disruption due to changing consumer behavior, extreme focus on balancing cost and service, and the drive to ensure that supply chain builds a competitive advantage. Whether companies are addressing cost initiatives, growth enablement or mergers and acquisitions, supply chain plays a critical role.

“Clients today are facing monumental pressures and the role of real estate is increasingly important for them because location decisions are driving the process of mapping out their supply chains,” said Adam Mullen, CBRE supply chain and occupier leader, and managing director of industrial and logistics, the Americas. “As a result, their needs prior to and during site selection require an advisory and business case-focused approach. Joe provides exactly that through deep expertise in supply chain and client service.”

In his new role, Dunlap advises clients in areas such as business-case development, supply chain strategy, operations and capacity assessments, and logistics outsourcing. In addition, his experience in network design will enhance CBRE’s ability to help clients build their supply chains, while balancing transportation, inventory, labor and occupancy costs.

Prior to joining CBRE, Dunlap spent five years at global distribution consultancy Fortna Inc., where he led the supply chain strategy practice. Prior to that, he was a principal at Accenture, leading various supply chain, fulfillment and operations projects. He also worked in a leadership capacity at Siemens/Dematic and spent the first portion of his career in varying roles at United Parcel Service.

“I’m excited to provide additional value for CBRE clients by bringing them an even broader set of supply chain capabilities,” Dunlap said. “We’ll leverage the unmatched array of CBRE services through a supply chain lens, including project management, management consulting, financial analysis, labor analytics and economic incentives.”

Dunlap received a bachelor’s degree in management information services from Tennessee Technological University. He is a member of the Warehousing Research Council, the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals and the Automatic Identification & Data Capture 100.

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