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The Definitive Guide to Warehousing: Managing the Storage and Handling of Materials and Products in the Supply Chain by Brian C. Keller, Scott B. Keller, CSCMP

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12. Selecting Warehouse Locations

Introduction

The location or placement of a warehouse is both a strategic and operational decision that directly impacts customer servicing aspects and cost and price factors. You must consider and analyze many parameters to optimize a warehouse location. This chapter enumerates these factors and their impact on quality, timeliness, and cost. In addition, this chapter provides two warehouse location analysis examples.

Selecting Warehouse Locations

From the earliest of times, cities have been located near waterways and major crossings where people can sustain themselves and supplies can be reached. A means of transportation facilitates successful migrations and the economic development of communities. Along ...

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