The Matrix

Strategically positioning assets is one of the most daunting tasks confronting a company looking to grow, move or start-up. Adopting a location strategy that incorporates important business issues, financial considerations, and management vision is critical to answering these questions correctly and ultimately choosing the right location for a facility. This article outlines a site selection matrix process and presents some of the important elements to consider when seeking a location for a new facility. Selecting a location not only requires deliberate data analysis and evaluation, but also the expertise and experience to avoid the potentially disastrous pitfalls that result in or from a poor decision. Hence, Once a final location is selected, incentives and real estate commitments are finalized, and you are prepared to break ground, the implementation phase begins. Implementation tasks include construction project management oversight, corporate structuring and tax planning, systems migration, and other transitional services.

Provided by: Group C Communications Topic: Software Date Added: Apr 2002 Format: HTML

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