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Sana enterprises: location selection

Abdul Rehman Shaikh (Directorate of IBA CC and S, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan)
Asad Ali Qazi (Sukkur Institute of Business Administration, Sukkur IBA University, Sukkur, Pakistan)

Publication date: 21 May 2021


Learning outcomes

To understand the strategic importance of location selection within the organization. To analyze the constraints in decision-making for selection of location. To analyze the alternate options for a location selection. To understand the usage of the factor rating method.

Case overview/synopsis

Due to a countrywide anti-encroachment drive, Mr Mughal loses his shop. He had just received a notice that his shop including those of others near him was established on one of the amenity plots. The structure was declared as illegal and was to be demolished in 24 h. He had to vacate the shop and his display center to avoid the loss of his items. He along with other shop owners approached to Supreme Court of Pakistan (SCP) to stop this demolishing act and to prove that these shops belonged to them for decades and that they had already paid the price of shops at that time. However, the SCP rejected their appeal straightforward and the anti-encroachment drive was carried out. Now, Mr Mughal had to find out an alternate location to establish his display center and to resume his business operations.

Complexity academic level


Supplementary materials

Teaching Notes are available for educators only.

Subject code

CSS 9: Operations and logistics.



Disclaimer. This case is written solely for educational purposes and is not intended to represent successful or unsuccessful managerial decision-making. The authors may have disguised names; financial and other recognizable information to protect confidentiality.


Shaikh, A.R. and Qazi, A.A. (2021), "Sana enterprises: location selection", , Vol. 11 No. 2.



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