The steps (in a document form) needed to make a good location decision for a mass merchandiser (Target).

1,000 Word Minimum + Ref’s.  ONLY Original / Not Previously Purchased Answer / Work. DUE SUNDAY 1/18/15


The CEO, knowing that professional logistics expertise has been missing from her organization, has asked you to prepare a document for the rest of the senior and middle management teams. In it, she has asked that you focus on TARGET, a mass merchandiser with international retail locations that your firm may be delivering to.


The heart of the document should be an overview of the steps that are needed to make a good location decision, whether it is for an additional manufacturing facility in some other state or country, or a new distribution center location in another state or country.


She asked that you use this made-up data to base your document on.  


The data to base the document on is as follows: (Each Section should have its own heading / bulleting is acceptable throughout the document)


1.     The retailer has 200 retail locations all over the United States.

2.     Right now, all shipments come from the East Coast manufacturing plant finished goods warehouse.

3.     Western United States sales growth rates are expected to be double that of the Eastern United States.

4.     The retailer has a total of 50 stores located outside of the United States, mostly in Europe, where population growth is averaging 1% a year.

5.     It has no retail locations in India, China, or Mexico, where on average, population growth is averaging 10% into the future.

6.     Your product is a “high-cube” product, like a refrigerator or color television.

7.     The raw materials for your manufacturing facility are also high-cube and have a lot of cardboard packaging (which takes up space) to protect the high-dollar value components that the factory buys.



Finally, the CEO reminds you that this documentation is meant to be a how-to guide for the overall decision-making process that you will be using in your future assignments.

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