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When you've made the decision to move your manufacturing plant to a new location, you might be overwhelmed with all the decisions you have to make. If you focus on the following tips, however, the process can be done more smoothly. Use the suggestions below to help you relocate your manufacturing plant successfully.
When you relocate your plant, you may think that the layout of the new plant will be the same as the layout in your current location. However, talking about the layout with your managers and with your employees can help you determine whether changes need to be made in order to increase productivity. Since you are already moving machines and equipment around, relocating can give you the opportunity to make necessary layout adjustments that can keep your workers happy.
Assess Your Equipment
Before you relocate, it is a good idea to do inventory of the equipment and tools that are in your plant. Do a thorough inspection of all your equipment before moving so that you can identify problems and fix them if possible. That way, you can be sure that business will be up and running as soon as possible after the relocation. If some equipment needs to be replaced, you don't have to waste time and manpower moving it to your new location. Instead, you can order equipment replacements and have them delivered to the new location.
Have Someone in the New Location during Moving
While you may have given certain people assignments to move the tools and equipment to the new location, it is important that some people arrive at the new location before the equipment does. They can inspect the new location to make sure utilities are functional at the site and that there are no problems that will prevent work from starting. More importantly, they can guide movers as the new equipment comes in, so that everything goes where it is supposed to go.
You can even designate certain people to start up and test computers and other machines to ensure that they are functioning properly as more equipment is being moved in. That can cut down on delays in production, since some work can be done before every last thing is in place.
Your new plant will be up and running in no time. Seek the help of a professional plant relocation service to ensure you don't forget anything.