Making the Right Choice: Crucial Steps for Site Selection (Manufacturing Facilities)

Establishing a new facility is a complex process that requires a large investment and detailed analysis of internal production needs, facility features and location requirements.  Once the decision to move forward with the development of a new facility has been made, and the plant requirements have been defined (plot size needed, resources that must be accessible, quality of the workforce etc.), then the hunt for a site can begin with a detailed search, assessment and screening of all locations that may meet these needs.

Balancing the predetermined plant requirements with the economic, environmental, regulatory, social and technical factors is a challenge that cannot be underestimated; every variable from ensuring access to raw materials and skilled workforce, to ensuring the economic stability of the region play a part in plant selection.

In the below infographic we look at the overarching, crucial steps to site selection:

Manufacturing- Steps to Site Selection (1)

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