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Location location location: a plant location and site selection guide

Author: De Meirleir, Marcel Publisher: TIPS Technical Publishing, 2006.Language: EnglishDescription: 176 p. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 1890586110Type of document: BookBibliography/Index: Includes glossary
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Location A Plant Location and Site Selection Guide Table of Contents Acknowledgments............................................................................ xi The Pre-Chicago Era xi The Academic Period at the University of Chicago xii Returning to Belgium xiii The Plant Location International Period xiv The Academic Career (1975-1990) xv Introduction................................................................................... xvii 1 General Principles of Industrial Location ........................................... 1 The Base Philosophy: The Purpose of an Industrial Location Study 1 Industrial Location 5 Area Concentration 5 Supplier Concentration 6 Techniques Used in Industrial Location Studies 6 Company Policies 7 The Main Requirements 8 Tools 13 Changes in Methodology and Approach in Recent Years 16 Methodology 16 Consultants 16 Confusion 17 Historical Events 18 2 The Project Definition: Basic Requirements......................................29 The 10 Main Intangibles 37 The BERI Rating 38 3 Critical Factors Analysis....................................................................39 The Critical Factors 39 What is a Critical Location Factor? 39 Determining the Area of Search 42 Some Examples 43 The Physical Fit 44 vi Location, Location, Location Locational Costs 46 Weighted Centers 48 4 The Economic Analysis--Part I: Analysis of the Nonrecurring Cost Factors................................... 49 Calculating Investment Costs 52 Site Costs 52 Building Costs 56 Equipment Costs 59 Incentives: Cash Grants 60 5 The Economic Analysis--Part II: Analysis of the Recurring Cost Factors.........................................63 Labor Costs 63 Transportation Costs 64 Inbound Freight Costs 65 Outbound Freight 65 Interplant Freight 65 "Logistics" is the Magic Word 66 Utility Cost 66 Power Cost 66 Gas 67 Water 67 Pollution Treatment 67 Taxation 69 Tax Incentives 71 6 Analysis of Intangible Factors......................................................... 75 The Investment Climate 75 The Social Climate 76 The Political Situation 78 The Economic Situation 82 7 Other Elements............................................................................... 87 Financing "The Investments" 87 Cash Flow Tables 90 Industrial Location and Ecology 90 In Conclusion 92 Table of Contents vii 8 Community and Site Analysis .......................................................... 95 Geographic Aspects 95 Socioeconomic Aspects 97 Site Analysis 98 Community Analysis 100 Location 100 Transportation 100 Population 102 Industrialization 102 Employment 102 Community Facilities 103 Industrial Site 104 Analysis 104 Site Description--Identification 104 Infrastructure 107 Transportation 107 Utilities 108 9 Mergers, Joint Ventures, and Acquisitions...................................... 111 10 Decision Making...............................................................................113 The Weighing of Factors in Location Decision Making 113 Drawing Conclusions and Making Recommendations 114 Drawing Conclusions 114 Making Recommendations 119 The Use of Consultants 119 In Conclusion 123 11 Locational Feasibility Studies........................................................... 127 12 Locating Warehouses, Research and Development Centers, Headquarters, and Call Centers....................................................129 Warehouses 129 Transportation Cost 130 Real Estate Investment 130 Research and Development Laboratories and Research Centers 130 The The People 131 Real Estate 132 viii Location, Location, Location Headquarters 132 The Political Climate 132 Communications 133 Call Centers 133 Knowledge of Foreign Languages 135 The Availability of Buildings 135 13 Attracting Investments.................................................................... 137 Regional and Economic Balance 137 What Industries to Attract: Matching Offer and Demand 140 Physical and Technological Location Factors 140 The Competitive Analysis 140 What will be the Result? 141 Analysis of the Benefits Related to Macroeconomic Costs 141 How to Find and Attract Investments 141 How to Cooperate with Industry 142 The Regional Profile 143 Location 143 Transportation 144 Population 145 Industrialization 145 Employment 146 Community Facilities 147 The 10 Commandments for Regions Desiring to Attract Investments 147 14 Industrial and Development Studies............................................... 149 The European Union 149 Other Areas in Europe 152 The Euro 152 15 Industrial Location as a Science and its Role in the Future ........... 155 Industrial Location as a Science 155 Location Studies and the Future 156 The Language of Location ........................................................ 159 List of Stories.............................................................................. 163 List of Location Tools.................................................................. 165 Table of Contents ix The Consultant's Role in Site Selection..................................... 167 Site Selection Principles 167 Who Seeks Sites? 168 When a Company Undertakes its Own Location Study 169 How Does the Consultant Come in? 170 The Six Major Qualities of a Location Consultant 170 Incentives 172 The Final Recommendations 173 Implementing the Decision 174 In Conclusion 174 About the Author........................................................................ 175

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