As global supply chain challenges continue to impact the manufacturing sector, developing a location strategy for your manufacturing operations is more complicated than ever. BLS & Co. helps clients determine the most strategic location for manufacturing plants and distribution centers to optimize operational efficiencies. Our experts are skilled at finding locations that balance optimal supply chain network designs with locations that also meet other operating requirements while minimizing cost and risk.
BLS & Co. helps clients determine the most strategic location for manufacturing plants and distribution centers to optimize operational efficiencies. Our studies are designed to find locations that balance optimal supply chain network designs with locations that also meet other operating requirements and minimize risk. Services for location strategy and site selection include:
Evaluation of transportation costs, shipping methods, and service levels for existing and proposed manufacturing, assembly, and warehousing locations. BLS & Co. helps companies answer questions related to supply chain strategies such as:
BLS & Co. provides the full range of services required to plan and execute incentives transactions, from initial evaluation of potential inducements, through structuring of incentives transactions, negotiation of documentation and the administration and claiming of benefits. BLS & Co services for incentives negotiation include the following:
BLS & Co. recently completed an assignment for a 500,000+ sf manufacturing facility with 300 new jobs and a $200 million capital investment.
BLS & Co. advised Colgate Palmolive on behalf of a new personal care products manufacturing plant in Greenwood, South Carolina. The initial search geography included the southeastern and mid-Atlantic United States. BLS & Co.'s energy services group performed infrastructure due diligence on the preferred site, identifying several critical issues to be remedied. The incentive package was comprised of various tax credits for job creation, investment, and port usage; a closing fund grant award; sales and use tax exemptions, training assistance, and property reductions.
BLS & Co. served as site selection and incentives consultant on two major projects for BMS, including a complex and highly competitive nationwide search for the location of a new $750 million biologics facility.
BLS & Co. served as site selection and incentives consultant for Bristol-Myers Squibb's new North American Capability Center (NACC) in Tampa, FL. BMS’ goal for the NACC was to house key enterprise services—technology, finance, and accounting—together with research and analytics, and to do so in a cost-effective market. The NACC project required BLS & Co. to identify and prove out low-cost, yet high-quality, markets with diverse pools of talent.
BLS & Co. managed a team of brokers, designers, and the company’s own human resource, technology, and function heads during an engagement that resulted in the successful site selection, incentive agreement, staffing, and opening of the NACC—all within a nine-month window.
Our firm also served as site selection and incentives consultant during a complex and highly competitive nationwide search for the location of a new $750 million, large-scale multi-product bulk biologics facility in Devens, MA. The facility (the largest capital investment in BMS history) supports the production of ORENCIA (R), the company's biologic therapy for rheumatoid arthritis.
Consulting for the NACC in Tampa resulted in...
Consulting for the Biologics Facility in MA resulted in...