WDGC’s distribution and fulfillment services umbrella covers a range of analytical approaches and study types.
We assist our corporate clients with everything from supply-chain and DC network optimization strategy to location screening and site selection for new facilities.
WDGC’s experience in distribution and fulfillment site selection is comprehensive and includes all of the following facility types:
Once a geographic search region has been identified (either provided by your logistics team or with WDGC’s assistance), we dive into our three-phased approach designed to optimize operating environment and business economics trade-offs.
Critical decision factors are weighted for importance and typically include labor market (highest priority), unionization, site/building availability (large industrial sites in the right submarket can be a challenge), electric power cost and reliability, tax environment, and economic incentives offsets.
The presence of union activity within the distribution and manufacturing sector is often times an overriding consideration for our corporate clients. For this reason, WDGC has developed a proprietary Union Activity Database covering three decades of union solicitation, election outcomes, and membership rates. With this data we are able to quantify recent activity while predicting future risks or benefits associated with organized labor movements and how they might directly impact the success of your operation.
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WDGC stands ready to guide you through the alignment process to ensure that the overall site selection process advances your business objectives. Our role is flexible, we can either lead to the study team or provide selected expertise (e.g., labor market metrics) as a dedicated team member.