Introduction This short report recommends the best options of serving the Spanish distributor and the North America customer based on information given.
Consider these factors before your next move. Area Development's 24th Annual Corporate Survey ranks site selection factors that corporate managers say are important or very important in their location analyses. This year more than 81 percent of respondents said inbound-outbound shipping costs were very important or important in their decisions Figure 1making those costs the tenth most influential site selection factor in Future implications of inbound-outbound shipping costs on distribution networks should concern corporate managers.
The volatility of fuel costs, accessibility of other modes of transportation, and major legislation currently being debated have given corporate managers a new list of worries.
But building a robust distribution network can alleviate future problems. The Big Picture Before corporate throws a dart at a map to select a site, executives should pause to consider the implications of a new site on the company's overall network and go-to-market strategy.
Today supply chains are no longer local, but global. Consumers are fluid, market shifts are the norm, and third-party-logistics providers 3PLs are more plentiful and capable than ever.
To be responsive, companies need a robust distribution network, not a perfect site. Even if the dart lands in California, the best site to modify in your distribution network may be Washington, Oregon, or even Georgia when the company reviews transportation flows, fuel costs, lease terms, facility size, growth projections, and customer expectations.
Successful site selection relies on more than a single factor. Managers should ask how a potential site will fit into the company's overall network flow, how it will respond to changes in the market, and what the total network cost to the company will be. Site selection begins with network design, and as companies reconsider their networks they should make sure they align with their go-to-market strategies, and that they fit into its strategic supply chain.
Ask Area Development Planning a move that centers on logistics? Submit your business questions at the end of the article to Ask Area Development and the authors will respond. Finding a Site Oscillating fuel costs, new laws and regulations, fewer state and local incentives due to the recession, and aging infrastructure have corporate managers rethinking their site selection strategies.
While corporate management has no control over cost of fuel, laws and regulations, incentives, or overall infrastructure, it can control the design of its distribution network.
A flexible, robust distribution network that takes a long-term view can forestall potential problems. To create a robust distribution network, first examine individual distribution centers and determine whether those sites fit into the company's overall network flow and go-to-market strategy.
Before adding to or moving a site to create a network that is more robust, ask yourself: Feemster is quoted frequently in the industry press and makes over 20 presentations a year to professional organizations.
Before starting FQL Logistics, Feemster was a senior manager in three manufacturing companies, a consultant, an executive in two 3PL logistics providers, and a Practice Group leader at two real estate companies. Feemster has been responsible for transportation and warehouse operations, real estate site selection, economic development strategy consulting, strategic planning, and lean quality management.
Feemster holds an M.Inbound-Outbound Logistics Cost Determines Location Decisions The majority of respondents to Area Development's 24th Annual Corporate Survey said inbound-outbound shipping costs were important to selecting a site. Consider these factors before your next move.
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