Feasibility studies for warehousing and manufacturing facilities

A feasibility study is research conducted with the aim of revealing whether the demands placed on a new or amended project can be met. In a feasibility study of a warehouse or manufacturing facilities, we gather data, discuss the current set-up and clarify the future situation so that you can make a sound decision based on accurate and quantified information.

Feasibility study for construction
Consulting firm Groenewout has many years of knowledge and experience of conducting feasibility studies for warehousing and production facilities. We are regularly asked for advice which involves us performing a feasibility study from a logistics perspective, such as for a new-build project (greenfield situation) or for renovation work. But we also receive requests to carry out a feasibility study from a construction angle (brownfield situation) to explore alternative layout options. In this case, we examine an existing building from the point of view of its current state (both structurally and in terms of technical installations), the possibilities and the potential logistics set-up. After collating and analyzing the data and the flows of information, the next step is to decide how the optimal logistics facility should look.

Feasibility study for a cross-docking center
In order to give you a sense of our approach relating to feasibility studies, we are pleased to outline a project we completed for a cross-docking center. We were asked to support one of our customers in performing a feasibility study for a cross-docking center which would enable a number of processes and activities to be combined. Our approach comprised several phases:

  1. Identifying the flows and costs
  2. Deciding which flows/business processes would be handled in the cross-docking center
  3. Performing a center of gravity analysis for the cross-docking center
  4. Deciding which building could be suitable, taking into account growth scenarios and estimating the associated level of investment and annual costs
  5. Detailed exploration of two options (investing and leasing) in a business case

More feasibility references:

  1. SK pharma
  2. Forbo

Productsheet Design Engineering Realization of Distibution Centers 
Click here to download our productsheet on Design, Engineering and Realization of Distribution Centers

Would you like to know more about a feasibility study for a warehouse or manufacturing facilities? If so, feel free to contact our experts:

Mari van Kuijk
Managing Consultant & Partner
E: vankuijk@groenewout.com
T: +31 6 5060 5351

Michael Lokerse
Senior Consultant
E: lokerse@groenewout.com
T: +31 6 5020 1571

Stijn Belt
Consultant
E: belt@groenewout.com
T: +31 6 2122 0408

Ben de Waardt
Consultant
E: dewaardt@groenewout.com
T: +31 6 1539 2356

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