BYLINE: BY ALAN M. FIELD
Choosing the right location for a distribution center or warehouse is a complex process that should be driven by a rigorous qualitative and quantitative analysis, not by raw emotion, says Tim Feemster, senior vice president and director of global logistics at real estate developer Grubb & Ellis. The process should involve logistics and real estate professionals so that the final decision is not only better informed but has broader support within the company.
To improve the odds of success, Feemster suggests the following five-step approach:
-- Outline a strategy that is designed to support your business strategy. Start by …