Industrial relocation is a huge, logistical process. When a business has been in a factory or an office building for an extended period of time, it will have a lot of possessions. Employees will have personal possessions, there will be a great deal of office equipment and machinery, and you’ll finally get an inkling of exactly how much furniture is in your building. You will definitely want to hire a company that specializes in helping industries move locations so that the move goes as smoothly as possible. However, before you move, you will want to make sure that you choose the relocation process that works best for you. This way, the industrial moving company will be able to help your company continue to be successful throughout the move.
1. Shut Down the Entire Operation Until the Move is Over
The advantage of this type of move is that it’s simple. You set a last day for taking any orders and finish filling any orders by the day before the move. On the day that the move begins, the moving team dismantles your factory floor or your office and starts to move everything to the new location. This could take several days or a few weeks. You don’t have your employees come in until you need them to set everything up again.
The main disadvantage of totally shutting down your operation until the move is over is that you will lose out on the money that you could have made during this time. This could hurt your company’s accounts until the following year.
2. Establish Smaller-Scale Production
For this type of move, industrial movers will come and take away strategic pieces of equipment and transport them to the new building. They should be able to take the bare minimum amount of equipment that you need to keep filling simpler orders. This small-scale production relocation method has some advantages. The first is that you never stop earning money entirely. The second is that it allows you to iron out any problems at the new location before all of the equipment is brought in. The only issue with this relocation method is that it requires a great deal of advanced planning that you might not have time for.
3. Move Machinery Overnight
Finally, you could have a phased relocation, which is where all of the materials that aren’t directly needed for production are moved during the day, while another shift moves and sets up all of the production equipment during the night. This allows the company to continue functioning at some level throughout the move. It will, however, be extremely stressful and chaotic.
For more information about choosing a relocation method and organizing the move, talk to a company, such as Vancouver warehousing, that specializes in industrial moving.