Location consulting work is to identify supply chain and distribution network designs that best satisfy your long-term strategic interests, including the optimal number, general location and responsibilities of production and distribution facilities.
Manufacturing and Distribution Facility Location Strategy : We help you determine the most strategic location for each manufacturing plant and distribution center for your network’s operations. Consideration is given to all critical variables, such as proximity to suppliers and customers based on current and projected growth estimates.
Capacity Expansion : Involves compilation of input and consensus-building from various corporate levels to determine whether new technologies or processes can be adapted to new or current facilities.
Supply Chain Analysis : We help you determine how well your supply chain network is serving your current customer base and what restructuring is needed to prepare for customer growth.
Facility Location: Choosing the right location for your new facility is critical. Austin’s specialized, in-house team guides the project for logistics, labor, community analysis, real estate and utilities.
Network Optimization : We work with you to identify cost-savings opportunities, such as changing delivery patterns, changing mode of delivery, or modifying distribution network.
Company Acquisition : We provide in-depth research to assist you in identifying areas of growth and recommends viable strategies to explore market share and net worth.
Strategic Reviews (e.g., assessment of client’s needs and objectives, risks, and available options, or an evaluation of real estate consolidation alternatives)
Location Studies (e.g., based on market potentials, labor costs and availability, operating costs, housing and quality of life, amenities; and similar considerations);
Occupancy Cost Analyses (e.g., based on lease or purchase economics, annual operating costs, and related considerations);
Business Cost Analyses (e.g., based on state and local taxes, labor costs, and related considerations);
Site Selection (e.g., based on property size, land costs, accessibility, and the availability of necessary services and facilities);
Feasibility and Investment Analyses to determine DCF (discounted cash flow), financial returns, and economic value;
Financial Incentive Negotiations to secure the optimal benefits for a relocating or expanding corporation;
Strategy Selection based on client objectives and available options (e.g., straight lease, lease equity, build-to-suit, joint venture, direct development, or facility acquisition); and
Transaction Assistance for real estate deals (e.g., lease, purchase, sale or development).