Sound real estate decisions are based on more than the costs associated with occupancy. In choosing the right number, location and size of facilities in a supply chain network, the location of vendors, product source and type, market channels, customers and their requirements, labor needs, physical distribution constraints, software support systems, and working capital tolerances can each have a distinct impact on the industrial site selection process.
Savills Studley’s Supply Chain Consulting Practice incorporates these aspects of our clients' business into a well-defined, full picture view of the drivers in their supply chain and distribution networks. Typically, we model transportation costs, transit time, labor, occupancy costs and inventory levels to determine the operational and financial impact of industrial site selection alternatives.
The model provides critical information that helps our clients quickly and accurately assess the current and alternative choices for their movement of goods, the appropriate number of manufacturing and/or distribution facilities and the most advantageous locations for the most optimum supply chain network.
Savills Studley’s Supply Chain Consulting Practice can assist your organization to determine the right number, location and size of facilities in your supply chain network.