Looking at acquiring a new facility or upgrading an existing one? The access and layout of your building. the flow of material, the storage of inventory, will all directly affect your efficiency, effectiveness & profitability as a business. A little time and effort before purchasing that building or starting renovations can save you immense effort and money over what it would cost to correct issues after the fact. The links below will help you understand some of the issues that need be considered before moving forward on this project.
In today’s modern businesses, specialists are often called upon – in areas such as Finance, Sales & Marketing, Production, Engineering, to name a few.
For the important process of choosing your new building and its set-up, give us a call and let us help you help yourself.
Whether looking for a new or existing industrial plant, warehouse or commercial building, the key requirements are mostly the same: Distance to Market / Location, Size (Matters), Cost, Skilled Workforce, Infrastructure… More
We always hear the same phrase associated with real estate. “Location, Location, Location.” It may be a cliché but all clichés have some basis in reality and this one is no different. The location of your plant will affect your business, positively or negatively, for however long you are there… More
When you are looking for a new building, whether it be for commercial purposes or for personal use, one of the main considerations must be “How big do I need?” In order to properly answer that question you need to not only consider what size you need now but also what size (or other considerations) might be required in the future… More
Assuming you either had the funds or could get reasonable financing terms – and a good return, would you invest it in a business you controlled? We all know how little we get on money parked in the bank plus we are even taxed on the meagre interest it earns! Now take that same money and invest it in a product or service that you believe in, directly control, and that enjoys business tax deductions – now we’re talking!… More
Accessibility Can Make or Break Your Business! No matter what type of business you are in, infrastructure and accessibility are critical considerations. There are many accessibility considerations that are similar between business types… More
Flow: Is Like a River…Is there anything as peaceful as standing at the side of a river watching the water flow smoothly out of sight? Or instead of this smooth flow of water, there are also rivers that have many rocks, falls and currents giving the river an incredibly dynamic feel… More
One of the most important areas to any business is its warehousing. Whether you are talking about a typical warehouse, a stock room, or just a cabinet for office supplies, proper control and replenishment of your inventory is critical to the success of your business! … More
What is 5S?
One of the management tools previously mentioned in our series is 5S, and is a tool from the Lean / Six Sigma toolbox. It is used to improve efficiency, layout (organization), cleanliness & safety by following a standardized methodology…More
When an organization is setting up a brand new warehouse or re-organizing an existing one there are many questions (strategic & tactical) that need to be addressed. Some of the questions are relatively obvious and have fairly straight forward answers, however there are many other questions that get missed or left for later…More