Unfortunately many material handling companies and distribution centers are still having trouble making ends meet and this has led to a trend of companies moving into smaller builds to cut expenses. If your company has a lease coming up for renewal and you are considering the possibility of cutting overhead by moving into a smaller building, ask yourself this –is your equipment reliable enough to conquer the work involved in a move?
If you have issues with outdated material handling equipment that gives you fits because of regular maintenance issues, odds are that your move will be a disaster. Consider the fact that moving your entire operation will be a labor intensive affair unlike any other. Moving isn’t just high volume – it’s all volume, you need to get everything: racks, pallets, desks and every last piece of product moved as quickly as possible to the new operation to avoid missed sales and risk being labeled unreliable. Make no mistake about it – moving is not a job to perform with unreliable equipment.
That’s not all you have to consider either – is there adequate room in your new facility to merit the big, bulky equipment that you are currently running? If there isn’t than upgrading to smaller, safer and more efficient powered carts like those offered by DJ Products is a very simple decision – just be sure to implement it prior to moving.
You won’t be able to ship or receive product during your move, so it’s absolutely integral to your future success to get the move completed as quickly and efficiently as possible so you can open for business again. You don’t need any hitches thrown into the process by having a piece of equipment fail at the wrong time. Upgrading to the best and most reliable material handling equipment prior to the move will ensure that you get into your new facility with as few headaches as possible and that you can resume regular businesses soon as possible upon getting settled in your new building.