Selecting a New Facility
Raw materials coming into a small plant often require space for large vehicles to deliver, but shipping out finished products could be a smaller concern before the market share expected has been reached. For small companies suddenly in the spotlight, bit changes may need to occur for them to keep the clients they have earned. Selecting a new facility could keep the company from coming adrift in today’s markets where immediate customer satisfaction is expected.
Not all growing companies are able to afford a larger space, so redesign could be a good way to expand without selecting a new facility. That could hold the company in a stable spot for a few years. As long as their needs are satisfied for production, moving does not have to be an immediate proposition. The company executives can take the time they need to select a new facility that can grow with them over time.
Space is important where manufacturing is concerned, but good flow for creating a product can be more of an issue. A small facility with narrow hallways and small spaces might be slowing production already. Moving to a larger facility with the same issues will not alleviate the current problems, so finding and purchasing a space that completely alleviates the bottlenecks is the best investment. It can take a year or more to find and outfit a new location, so the search should begin immediately.
Manufacturing space is often configured for whatever company owned it previously, so retooling and setting up the space properly will take time. Hiring a firm specializing in manufacturing flow would be a prudent decision to suit immediate needs while also incorporating future plans.