Principles of Industrial Facility Location (Industrial Development Site Selection Handbook)

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9780910436083: Principles of Industrial Facility Location (Industrial Development Site Selection Handbook)

Industrial site selection is a complex process. The location of a new plant involves the objective and judgmental balancing of a variety of location factors and intricate corporate goals Principles of Industrial Facility Location, now in its second printing offers a new and sophisticated approach to the science of locating new industrial facilities.

Included in this study is a discussion of the most critical factors to be considered in site selection. These include:

„h Accessibility to markets and material suppliers „h Transportation facilities
„h Availability of labor
„h Utilities
„h Business Services
„h Taxes
„h Local government regulations and in incentives
„h Quality of life

Techniques for analyzing data are presented, covering cost analysis, capital budgeting and linear programming operations research.

Dr. Stafford strikes a balance between theory and practice by presenting the latest methods used to ensure profitable site location. Also included is a summary of 22 case studies of major corporations¡¦ site selection methods.

Here is a guidebook which will improve the active corporate executives knowledge of fundamental principles and inform the scholar and researcher of current industry strategy and philosophy.

Dr. Howard A. Stafford is a professor of geography at The University of Cincinnati. Since earning his doctorate in geography at the University of Iowa, he has served on the faculty at Southern Illinois University the University of Wisconsin and the University of Wales in the United Kingdom. A specialist in economic geography and industrial location analysis Dr. Stafford has served as a consultant on numerous development projects and is a prolific writer and lecturer in the field.

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