3 Tips for Successfully Relocating a Manufacturing Plant


Finding ways to reduce overhead costs is something that manufacturing plant managers must constantly keep in mind. In many instances, relocating the entire plant to a new location can be a great way to reduce operating costs.

Engaging in a plant relocation can be challenging, but here are three tips that you can use to ensure your relocation goes as smoothly as possible in the future.

1. Tag your equipment before moving. 

Your manufacturing plant is likely filled with expensive machinery that is vital to the creation of the end product your plant produces. Without all of this equipment, it will be impossible to run efficiently in your plant's new location.

To ensure that items are accounted for during a move, you should take the time to tag and inventory all of the equipment housed inside your plant prior to relocation. Verifying the items that leave the old plant and enter the new one will help you reduce equipment loss during the relocation process.

2. Document all equipment with photographs.

Before you begin the relocation process, it can be beneficial to take multiple photographs of each piece of equipment you will be transferring from the old plant to your new plant location. Photographs can serve as valuable visual roadmaps when it comes to reassembling heavy equipment that must be broken down into smaller parts for successful transit.

The photographs that you take of your machinery can also document the physical condition of each piece of equipment, allowing you to seek financial compensation for any serious damage caused by a professional moving company as you relocate to a new plant location.

3. Allow time for testing.

As you attempt to create a relocation schedule, you should factor time for testing into the overall timeline. Once you have installed your machinery in your new manufacturing plant, these pieces of equipment will need to be tested to ensure they are working properly before being subjected to a regular workload.

Allow time for thorough testing, and also factor in time for any repairs that may need to be made in order to ensure optimal equipment performance. By scheduling time for testing, you will be able to more closely adhere to your projected timeline when it comes to getting your new manufacturing plant operating at full capacity.

Relocating your manufacturing plant comes with some unique challenges. Make sure that you tag and inventory all pieces of equipment. take photographs of your machinery, and schedule ample time for equipment testing prior to your new plant's opening.


1 March 2017

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