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Meet Josh Timberlake

Senior Manager, Deloitte Consulting LLP

Josh Timberlake is a Senior Manager in Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Real Estate & Location Strategy practice. He has more than 14 years of experience in advising Fortune 500 companies on their global facility and location strategy decisions. His specialties include enterprise-wide footprint management, labor market analysis, site/facility inspections, utilities and infrastructure analysis, operating costs/conditions analysis, business risk assessments and real estate/incentives negotiations. 

He has experience that spans a broad range of corporate functions, with a focus on manufacturing and distribution operations. Josh has great depth in various global geographies, having conducted in-market due diligence in countries including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Japan, Jordan, Mexico, Malaysia, Micronesia, Palau, Philippines, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam and the United States.

Josh is frequently called to write and speak about global location strategy trends and drivers – or about characteristics of particular markets such as China, Southeast Asia, Mexico, or the United States.


  • Macalester College, BA

My areas of specialization

Industry focus

Josh advises clients across industries, but has a particular focus in manufacturing-related sectors such as:

Latest media hits

Beyond China
Industry Today | November 2013
In this article, Josh shares his insights on options beyond China for the manufacturers for moving operations offshore.

How to do business in China: A guide for entrepreneurs and investors
International Business Times | August 09, 2013
Josh is quoted in the article which discusses on how foreign investors and entrepreneurs can take advantage of the many benefits of doing business in China.

China's manufacturing appeal – past, present and future
Global Logistics Media | July 24, 2012
In this bylined article, Deloitte Consulting LLP's Doug Gish, principal and Josh Timberlake, senior manager, discuss the change in China's appeal for manufacturers, causing executives to re-examine their global supply chain and manufacturing location decisions.

Is China still manufacturing's shining star
American Manufacturing | June 2012
Deloitte Consulting LLP’s Darin Buelow, principal, Josh Timberlake, senior manager and Neale Rath, manager, share their insights on changing environment of China’s manufacturing sector.

Is your corporate footprint stuck in the mud?
Industry Today | March 28, 2012
Deloitte consultants Darin Buelow, Matt Szuhaj, Josh Timberlake and Matt Adams state that by evaluating their footprints more holistically, companies can efficiently and effectively position assets and strike a balance between market access, talent availability, risk mitigation and cost containment.

My career high

My career high was spending 6 weeks in the Kingdom of Jordan, helping the Jordanian government develop a strategy to attract more foreign direct investment in the clean technology sector. In a short period of time, my team was able to help Jordanian leaders in the public and private sector understand which sub-sectors of clean technology the country could realistically compete for, how Jordan compared against leading regional and global competitor countries in attracting and growing investment in those sub-sectors and what strategies and tactics the government of Jordan could employ to enhance its competitive position.

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