LiveXchange Executive Conference Presentation: Issues in Facility Consolidation Analysis

Learn about the benefits, costs and risks of facility consolidation, particularly personnel loss and related business disruption, and including addressing tricky political issues.

This year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange Executive Conference Program was comprised of comprehensive, practical and strategic sessions to help delegates better plan and manage their companies’ relocation or expansion projects. This unique experience was supplemented by an all-star list of guest speakers, who made presentations and led discussions on a number of hot-button issues.

The slides from the Issues in Facility Consolidation Analysis session presented at the 2017 Business Facilities LiveXchange event are now available for download.

Facility Consolidation

Companies consolidate facilities after mergers and acquisitions or because of excess capacity and the need to adjust production capacity to meet demand and for other reasons. Goals may include more effective operations, lower costs or other objectives. The issues go far beyond real estate. This session discussed systematically identifying the benefits, costs and risks of facility consolidation, particularly personnel loss and related business disruption, and included addressing tricky political issues. It began with an introduction to the issues based on case studies of consolidation feasibility conducted by Mr. Szatan and continued with participants sharing lessons they have learned in consolidation or relocation projects. Mr. Szatan has worked with companies on consolidation studies for headquarters, back offices and manufacturing facilities.

Click on the link below to download the PDF of this LiveXchange presentation:
Szatan LiveXchange Consolidation Post slides 4-24-17

Facility ConsolidationMr. Szatan has more than 25 years experience in location strategy and site selection consulting and another 10 years in regional economics, economic development strategy and real estate investment. He works with corporate clients to address organizational change and location strategy, relocation feasibility and risk, labor market analysis and other location issues. Economic development engagements have included site and building developemnt feasibility, labor market analysis, community asset and liability analysis, target industry identification, consensus building, research park benchmarking and other assignments. He has managed site selection engagements in the United States and abroad for major companies including: Bank One, Boar’s Head, Carlson Wagonlit Travel, Davis Selected Advisors, Equiserve, First Card, GAF, Hewitt Associates, Korona Candles, Sun Microsystems. Union Pacific Railroad, Waste Management, Wausau Insurance and others. Mr. Szatan has conducted economic development and re-development studies for the RACER Trust, Sauk Valley Partners (Illinois), Kankakee County (Illinois), Wisconsin Rapids and other communities; and provided site selection training and perspective for the Indiana Municipal Power Agency, American Electric Power – Public Service of Oklahoma and others.

For more information please contact:
Jerry Szatan
Founder & Principal
Szatan & Associates

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