Excerpt: By K. John Gutshaw and Ian Wright, Wadley Donovan Gutshaw Consulting

Uncertainty and variability are significant factors that impact the logistics aspects of site selection, particularly concerning supply chain costs. As businesses strive for efficiency, the choice of location becomes critical due to its profound influence on transportation and facility expenses. Recent trends show relatively unpredictable fluctuations in transportation costs due to factors like fuel price volatility, regulatory changes and the increasing shift toward e-commerce that demands faster delivery times.

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