This is a green fields approach conversation that happens at the beginning. You have a product you want to manufacture, but need a plant to do so. You are good at marketing your product, have lots of passion for the whole business plan, but the manufacture must now just happen.
So as you can imagine this is also the beginning of lots of questions. All of which are very specific to the where, when, how of your product. This is where Industrial Engineering is the go-to place you need. Now we are not even talking about the optimization of production and layouts yet, but rather the future planning of production to meet the forecasted market requirements for the business plan at hand. Cost planning is a key consideration here too and forms part of the process.