The selection of a proper site for a business facility is important in the production and operations management processes. Identify and discuss three factors that influence the selection of a site.

Three factors that influence the selection of a site

Following are three of the major factors that influence the selection of a site.

  1. The availability of infrastructure: It is important to choose a site which has accessibility roads so that products and materials can be moved in and out easily.
  2. Proximity of train station or port: Most of the products are moved around in trains or cargo ships. Therefore, the distance from these two place must be considered.
  3. Availability of required resources: Different raw material and human resources are required to work at a company. The setting up of a site must consider this factor so that they do not face issues due to the non-availability of these resources.