Sustainable Site Re-Location Saves Company Supply Chain and Reputation

 

Challenge

A Fortune 500 client was at risk of depleting the critical local water resources it relied upon for its manufacturing operations in California. This posed a huge threat to its supply chain and public image, as well as the local ecosystem.

Approach

  • We found that a major industrial producer in California was at risk of being severely impacted by a rapidly shrinking ground water supply in the region.
  • We designed a custom site selection system that helped the company identify and analyze potential relocation sites.

Results

  • Soon after they successfully relocated, California was hit by the record long drought that took five years to pass.
  • By choosing to relocate, the company had hedged dramatic effects on its bottom line.

> 300 jobs

relocated to a significantly more resilient location