How Site Selectors Work with Companies
Site selection consultants partner with client teams to design and execute optimal location strategies for business operations. Professional site selectors can provide expert advice to resolve geographic deployment challenges such as aligning global or regional footprints in support of business strategy, assessing the impacts of business relocation and/or consolidation, determining which sites to expand or contract, evaluating the pluses and minuses of establishing new capacity at a selected site, finding the best location for establishing new capacity, negotiating meaningful incentives packages, recommending best sites/buildings and coordinating the entire decision-making process. Site selection consultants typically have extensive experience in multiple industries and offer a global service delivery platform.
Site selection consultants follow a structured process to help clients resolve location challenges. At the outset, the consultant engages in discovery to understand the challenge, define requirements/criteria, delineate scenarios to be evaluated and finalize the analytical approach. Thereafter the site selection consultant adheres to a multi-stage process, which ultimately results in the final recommendation. Throughout the process, the consultant and client engage in frequent dialogue to ensure optimal outcomes.
Decision Support – Professional site selection consultants provide recommendations that are strictly based on what is in the company’s best interests without any personal bias coming into play. A site selector may also participate in discussions as a moderator and third-party participant to help your executives come to a decision in your site selection pursuit. Site Selectors Guild members are recognized as industry leaders. They have created invaluable analytical tools and models that, when combined with accumulated knowledge, produce customized and optimal location solutions for corporate clients. Guild members are at the top of their field, have excelled at location strategy and consulting for years and have been closely vetted by their peers in order to become members of the Site Selectors Guild.