The location of manufacturing and distribution sites can make or break profitability and competitiveness for the long term. PLG Consulting’s team of experts brings best practices in the analysis, negotiation, engineering, and start-up of new manufacturing locations and distribution hubs.
PLG Consulting’s site selection services extend from its supply chain consulting practice and support our clients by ensuring that location decisions are optimized according to a range of criteria, including:
Our proven site selection methodology is both transparent and collaborative. Our process allows you to participate and understand each phase so that you can be confident of the quality and objectivity of the site selection criteria and analysis. This clarity and objectivity are critical, especially for our larger clients in industries such as chemicals, minerals, and heavy manufacturing, having as much as several billion dollars riding on the right site selection decision.
Impactful site evaluation and site selection projects are just two pieces of a complex logistics operations puzzle. PLG Consulting’s logistics design and engineering leverages the discovery from your site selection project, delivering functional facilities that support your business needs. Our logistics design and engineering capabilities can complement the EPC or general contractor’s work so the design and operations of logistics infrastructure, whether dock, roadway, rail, pipeline or material handling systems, are fine-tuned for maximum efficiency and cost-effectiveness.
Often companies making site selection decisions over-emphasize state and local incentives in the site selection decision process. While certainly valuable and getting more attention than ever as states battle to attract new manufacturing sites, incentives alone are rarely the driver of the long-term economic viability of a site.
The supply chain of both inbound and outbound materials and finished goods, plus labor and operating costs, are normally larger economic influences in the 20+ year lifespan of a major manufacturing facility. PLG Consulting’s approach combines strong analytical rigor to support the economic validation of sites, with incentives being an important but supporting factor.
We are a bulk logistics and supply chain consulting firm who delivers customized and practical solutions to the industrial economy. Over 200 of the world’s most admired shippers, transportation service providers and PE firms trust us to help solve their complex logistics and supply chain challenges.
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