Making the decision of whether or not you should move your manufacturing plant is a big one. There are many factors that need to go into your overall decision to ensure that it’s the best route to take for your business. Here are four major factors that you’ll need to take into consideration before moving your entire manufacturing plant to a brand new location.
Actual Move Time
One of the biggest mistakes that many plant managers make when relocating their facilities is they don’t schedule enough time for the entire move. You should use your network of contacts and online resources to get a feasible idea of how long your move will take. While we all want our move to go quickly, that’s not always the case. You should have a clear idea of what’s actually possible for your move so that everyone is comfortable throughout the whole process and your customers remain happy.
How To Move Your Equipment
As a manufacturing plant, you likely have lots of equipment that will need to be transported to your new location. During this transportation process, you want to ensure that none of your equipment is damaged or lost. Taking the time to inventory and tag all of your equipment is a necessity to ensure that it’s accounted for. You’ll need to determine how you’re physically going to transport various pieces of equipment. While some may fit fine in a moving truck, others may require the specialized use of a tow truck for safe transport.
Your New Plant Layout Design
While getting all your equipment safely to your new manufacturing plant location is a big concern, knowing where it goes is another. You should have a clearly laid out design for your new manufacturing plant facility. This will help you to determine what pieces of equipment will need to go into the plant first and so forth.
Product Deliveries To The New Facility
You should have a digital record of the products you utilize and how often they need to be replaced by vendors. Taking this necessary information into account, you can determine when you’ll need new product in the days before and after the official move to your new manufacturing plant. This will help you to determine what products should be delivered to the new plant so you don’t have to worry about physically transporting them after they’ve been delivered to the old plant location.
When it comes to moving your entire manufacturing plant, there are a lot of things to do. The above are four considerations that you should start thinking about prior to determining the specifics of your move. Realize that planning is going to be the key to having a smooth move for all your equipment and employees.
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