John H. “Jack” Boyd (firstname.lastname@example.org) is founder and principal of The Boyd Co., Inc. Founded in 1975 in Princeton, NJ, the firm provides independent site selection counsel to leading U.S. and overseas corporations. Organizations served by John over the years are many and varied and include The World Bank, The Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP), The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA), MIT’s groundbreaking Work of the Future Project, UPS, Canada's Privy Council and most recently, the President’s National Economic Council providing insights on policies to reduce supply chain bottlenecks.
Macrotrends such as the growth of e-commerce and same-day delivery are placing costly new demands on warehouse operators. Here are four major problem areas affecting site-selection decisions this year.