Moving is a complicated task and once it comes down to relocating a company, this task could be even more complex. Moving production facilities could take place for multiple reasons: cutting production, expanding, getting closer to product suppliers, etc. Relocating a factory, warehouse, and offices is related to much more organization than a household move. This is a main reason why you need to be well prepared and informed. You need a plan that gives you tasks to complete step by step, arranged in a timeline in such a way, so that you can save time, effort and costs as much as possible. Woody and Sons has business moving services to help prepare and execute a checklist for Tampa Bay Business moving.
First you will need to determine what will be moved. Are these machines, production, office equipment, etc? Define the specific tasks to be completed and set up a time deadline for each of it based on when you need it to be done. Then you will be able to discuss early in the moving process with your production manager the ways in which you can continue to service your customers, despite the move, and whether that is more goods in stock or another suitable solution for you. You don’t want your customers to give up on your products and services because of disruptions in your factory. For instance, you cannot provide production, you are late on orders, and other variables. You may also consider a staged relocation and move different parts of your company at a different time so that production work can continue or be slowed down just a little or for a very short period of time. Think of plan B and alternatives in case a step of the plan goes wrong or is late. Woody and Sons provides Tampa Bay and Orlando residence with residential moving services.
The next topic to think about is what type of equipment do you want to move and which mover is experienced in this type of moves? Distribute the tasks to be done by each department in your company. Develop a communication plan like weekly meetings to report work done and solve any issues that have come up. Plan when and how you can be reached in case urgent matters come up. You can also make a meeting with the heads of departments to distribute the tasks to be done. The heads will then redistribute the work to be completed between the personnel in each department. They should make detailed plans of the tasks to be done in a written form and hand it over to the responsible persons. Coordinate between the property and building managers so they will be informed of the specifics of the move. If needed, organize meetings between the building managers and heads of departments of your company for needed clarifications.
Then you can execute making a floor plan of the new area where you will position the production facilities, machines, and other departments of your business. Get rid of equipment and other items you don’t need. Inquire your industrial movers if they do recycling services as well. Explain to the movers your concept of the relocation, show them your floor plan, and discuss their possibility to provide to you the services you need in the time you need it and finances you have at your disposal.
Whether you are relocating a warehouse, offices or just a piece of equipment, it is highly advisable that you hire industrial movers to assist you. It is more important if the moving company can provide the services that you need. Try to find one company to do all the work. It is more difficult, time consuming, stressful and costly to manage a move with several project managers rather than one. Usually industry machinery and equipment is very expensive, even if second hand. So there should be no joke about which moving firm to select to take up this task. Experience of the company and its personnel are crucial. It may be that the machinery movers are on the market for decades, but the people working have just been hired which brings more risk to the moving process. And not only, make sure before hiring them to ask what sort of equipment they have moved so far to make sure they can manage yours. Is the moving company in BBB, AMSA and what does its USDOT tell you about it? If you want your industrial relocation to take place in time, within the initially planned budget, without problems like disruptions, damages, etc. you should take the task of checking a mover’s trustworthiness seriously. Try to find a company that is expert in the type of move you need it for. Make sure you take a few months at least for finding your mover. If you are making a long distance move through Florida or across the whole nation, Woody and Sons provides long distance moving services.
Surely moving industrial equipment is neither an easy, nor a simple task. But these guidelines are a good start to begin planning your move. Ask for help from movers when you need it and remember to look for quality.