Infrastructure Strategy and Capacity Planning analysis identifies the best use of existing and potential capacity when comparing supply/capacity with demand changes across manufacturing and warehousing.
It is risky to intuitively manage capacity at a network level, as the trade-offs become interdependent and any moves across sites cause baseline manufacturing costs to shift. Instead, it requires a process that combines the ability to view complex variables and evaluate different options to arrive at analytically driven decision-making. However, only a minority of companies have this capability.
- Manufacturing Footprint
- Supplier Strategy
- Investment Allocation
- Long-term Capacity Optimization
- Greenfield Analysis
- How many manufacturing locations are required? Where should they be located?
- Make vs. Buy? What are the ideal supplier terms?
- How best to adjust capacity and labor requirements seasonally?
- What is the optimal allocation of capital to improve the footprint? Should machines be upgraded or replaced?
Return On assets