The memory chip manufacturer is also thinking about relocating one of their existing plants. Your boss is not sure that they should do so. He has asked you to write a white paper on the pros and cons of relocating facilities. In this paper, he wants you to specifically discuss:
- What motivations typically cause firms to initiate a facilities location or relocation projects?
- How would a facility location decision for our company differ from one for a service organization?
- Discuss five metrics which should be used when selecting a new production facility location.
- Based on the these metrics, describe where in the United States you would locate this facility. Please be specific as to why you would choose this location.