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Access the Gartner® Report: “Evaluate These Factors in Distribution Center Site Selection"

Make better distribution center site selections to optimize supply chain functions, cut costs and improve customer satisfaction.

What you need to know from the Gartner® report.

The location and role of distribution and warehousing sites impact operating costs, service levels and business risks. Use this research to assess and rank locations based on operating environment, organizational objectives, transportation and storage costs.

Key findings:

  • Considerations about how a new facility will support business objectives now and in the future are overlooked when cost is the sole focus, resulting in suboptimal location choice.

  • Selecting a location based on land or rent prices alone leads to a decision made on short-term capital expenditure requirements and not long-term cost optimization.

  • Overlooking the impact of the local operating environment on network resilience and the ability to execute can lead to inefficient facilities.

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How Flexe Can Help

  • Warehousing capacity is historically tight and expensive

    • Flexe expands distribution networks with no capex, waste or risk

  • Optimal distribution sites exist outside traditional markets

    • Flexe unlocks new markets with North America’s largest network of proven warehouse operators

  • Traditional distribution solutions are fixed, inadequate for today’s commercial landscape

    • Flexe’s programmatic logistics approach creates supply chain flexibility

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Gartner, Evaluate These Factors in Distribution Center Site Selection Refreshed 6 January 2023, Published 7 September 2021