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Do You Really Need an Industrial Plant Relocation Consultant?

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Mar 8, 2018

As an industrial company, you’re used to managing big projects. Whether it’s manufacturing high-quality products for your customers or installing industrial components on job sites, project management is a critical factor in your success.

An industrial plant relocation, though, is its own kind of large-scale project. It can bring your business to a grinding halt and it can expose your products, inventory, and machinery to a wide range of risks. A plant relocation has many components and stages, and if any phase goes off track, it could threaten the project’s outcome.

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3 Questions to Ask an Industrial Plant Relocation Company

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Mar 1, 2018

A move to a new facility is usually a milestone event for an industrial company. Your new plant may provide greater production capacity, allowing you to fulfill more orders and scale your business. It could give you more efficient access to labor, logistics partners, and shipping channels, helping you optimize your distribution and supply chains.

Of course, you have to get through the actual relocation before you can reap the benefits. The process of moving to a new plant can be a logistical nightmare for an industrial company. You have to package inventory and supplies and perhaps disassemble machinery. You have to transport everything to the new facility. And you have to do all this while continuing to fulfill orders for your customers.

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3 Reasons to Outsource Your Industrial Plant Relocation

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Feb 22, 2018

You know from experience how easy it is for an industrial project to expand in size, schedule, and scope. Small overruns in time and cost can quickly snowball. Before you know it, your project is off-schedule and over budget. If the project is small, these issues may not have much impact. If it’s a large project, it could threaten your business’s stability and cash flow.

There may be no project larger in scope than an industrial plant relocation. You have to move every item in your building, including inventory, shelving, office furniture, machinery, and more, to a new building. And you have to do so with minimal damage or defects and little impact to your production schedule. It’s a difficult challenge.

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Do These 4 Things Before Moving Your Industrial Plant

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Feb 15, 2018

Do your plans for 2018 include a move into a new industrial plant? The new facility may be a substantial development for your company. It may allow you to increase capacity or production capability. It may give you more efficient distribution options to customers. Perhaps the new facility comes with access to a larger and more skilled workforce.

However, even if the new facility is a sign of growth and expansion, there’s no doubt that the actual relocation could be challenging. You’ll have to relocate and possibly reassemble complex machinery. You may need to halt production for several days. You might even need to manage a team of contractors as they transport your equipment and inventory.

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Are You Making These 5 Plant Relocation Mistakes? 🚧

Posted by Bill Morgan on Mon, Jun 5, 2017

Are you preparing to relocate to a new facility? Your plant relocation could have a substantial positive impact on your business in the long-run. Maybe it will give you greater capacity, more effective distribution options, or access to a larger potential workforce.

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🏗 Your Guide to Planning a Successful Plant Relocation

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Apr 20, 2017

Are you relocating to a new facility? There are few things more stressful, costly, and time-consuming in the industrial world than plan relocation. While the new facility may offer more space, greater capacity, and perhaps increased efficiency, the process of moving into that facility could pose any number of risks. Your production could be disrupted. Equipment or inventory could be damaged. Costs could run over projections.

It doesn’t have to be this way. As is the case with most projects, the key to a successful relocation lies in the planning. You probably have documentation for every process in your facility, from product design to production to distribution and more. Your relocation should be no different.

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6 Steps for Keeping Your Industrial Plant Relocation on Track

Posted by Bill Morgan on Thu, Jul 14, 2016

Think about the last time you moved into a new house or apartment. Does it ever go as planned? Packing and loading the truck may take longer than expected. The movers may tell you that the cost is higher than estimated. Your stuff may not arrive on schedule. Or it could even arrive damaged.

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