The selection of the best location for a new geographical site with the prerequisites of the most practical solution. 

The scope can vary depending on how far the client has come in the process. Every step from evaluating a shortlist of potential facilities to determining the logistics network with several locations and the specification for each geographical location, functionally and size.


To deliver a recommendation on the location of a plant or distribution center within its current region considering, among others, the following factors:

  • Land availability
  • Availability of appropriate buildings or 3PLs

  • Local tax environment

  • Proximity to highways

  • Proximity to major customers

  • Labor availability, quality and costs
  • Environmental issues

  • Carrier availability

  • Rail access/airport access

  • Proximity to vendors/raw materials


1. Site Recommendation

Recommendation of specific facility or region for the ideal location.

2. Design of operation and layout for the owned facility

Design and layout for existing building or the specifications for a facility search.

3. Tendering of 3PL services for outsourced logistics

Specification of requirements, search and negotiations for 3PL providers.

4. Project Management

Establish can help you to successfully move to the new location.


The Establish Way

Establish is well suited for site selection consulting:


We have the knowledge of important decision factors and hands-on experience in the logistics market.

Logistics Expertise

The site location is to a large degree based on making the new site work in the real world, every day. To do this, you need to have deep expertise in logistics.


Establish can help you implement the changes by procuring the freight providers for the new lanes, designing the owned operations for new distribution centers, and/or if needed, tender 3rd party providers (3PLs).

Contact us for more information on our services.

Why establish?

Within supply chain strategy, we are using state of the art tools and methods. Below you will find some of the more important tools.




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Supply Chain Guru


Establish has a long track-record within supply chain designThe case studies below are just a few examples of achievements from Establish supply chain consultants together with clients.



Global Network Modeling Semiconductors

Optimization of a global distribution network for semiconductors
that reduced the supply chain costs by 20%.

Network Design Household Goods

A case study about how a distribution network optimization saved 10% in logistics costs and improved customer service for a household goods manufacturer.

Network Modeling Pharma

Read about how Establish helped two merged pharmaceutical companies create a consolidated distribution network to save costs and improve the delivery service.

Global Network Validation Safety Equipment

Evaluation and improvements of a global distribution network strategy for a US manufacturer of safety equipment.

Network design for a shoe company

A breakthrough and highly successful new design for footwear, created a need for a new distribution structure. The case study tells about how Establish helped setting up the new distribution.

Supply chain strategy – Consumer electronics

A client case study from a consumer electronics company from where Establish performed a detailed benchmarking with competitors to changed transportation concept and a reconfiguration of the client’s distribution network.

Supply chain analysis consumer electronics

Read about how Establish helped a manufacturer of consumer electronics reduce the transporation costs by benchmarking, negotiations and optimization of the distribution network