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Logistics
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"THE PROCESS"

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LOCATION STRATEGY

This phase involves a big-picture view of a firm's global geographic deployment. The goal is to align the enterprise-wide real estate portfolio to maximize achievement of a business' most critical strategic objective. Often this analytical effort is referred to as a global or regional footprint deployment strategy.

Questions typically resolved include:
 

bullet How can geographic deployment support attainment of key business objectives?
bullet What are the best and least performing facilities in the enterprise, as measured by
bullet Operational performance
bullet Business costs
bullet Human resources
bullet Real estate
bullet Risk potential
bullet Vendor access
bullet Customer access
bullet What are the most and least favorable characteristics of each facility?
bullet Operational measures
bullet Staffing profile
bullet Real estate metrics
bullet Locational profile
bullet Which facilities should be targeted for
bullet Expansion
bullet Downsizing
bullet Status quo
bullet Given business growth plans, what will be the need for new facilities?
bullet What geographies (e.g., countries or regions within a country) should comprise priorities for new (greenfield) facilities?
bullet What should be the overarching criteria for siting new facilities?
bullet Location
bullet Human resources
bullet Real estate
bullet Other
bullet If downsizing is required, which facilities should be closed?
bullet What is the ideal number of facilities for the business?
bullet What are the impacts of consolidation on
bullet Operations
bullet One-time costs
bullet Recurring cost savings
bullet Real estate disposition
bullet Employee attrition/retention
bullet Which business units should be represented on cross-functional teams to oversee execution of location strategy?
bullet Who should be responsible for coordinating the team?
bullet What will be the protocol for confidentiality?
   

 

     
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