WDGC incorporates logistics into all of its manufacturing site selection studies.
This sometimes includes determining which existing plants are best suited for accommodating new capacity. We also utilize models to conduct freight cost comparison and minimization for manufacturing site selection.
In the distribution arena, WDGC supports its clients in a number of ways through our various logistics management services. Frequently, our clients’ logistics unit will define a geographic search region for a new warehouse. WDGC will then be tasked with finding the optimal location within the search region. Decision factors include labor market, unionization, sites/buildings, electric power, taxes, and incentives. Scorecards are utilized to rank areas and tender recommendations.
There are times when a client will request a distribution center network optimization analysis. WDGC teams with a strategic alliance partner to perform such studies. The network analysis examines the existing distribution center configuration. We then engage in scenario analysis by adding one or more distribution centers to the network.
Impacts such as the following are quantified:
WDG Consulting’s supply chain optimization and network optimization services have helped countless companies choose the best location for their manufacturing and distribution facilities. To begin the manufacturing or distribution site selection process, contact us about our logistics management services today!
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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.