It has been said, that “a project with no plan, is a plan for failure”. When setting a potential move plan in place, Relocation Strategies first invests many hours in understanding how the clients business operates, as unforeseen downtime can prove both devastating and expensive. Once the business needs are understood, Relocation Strategies then considers the logistical challenges that the clients’ origin and destination sites may present, along with the types of personnel, equipment and contents being relocated. From there and not until then, do we document the plan and go to the vendor community for project bids. Essentially, having the vendors bidding the move based on the business needs and not how they may think it should be handled.
Risk mitigation is the final, and possibly more critical component of any project plan. What potential adverse effect will the project have on the client base? Can outside events such as elevator breakage, road closures or weather effect the project? Is there a recovery plan if certain pieces of equipment are damaged or don’t come back up after the project. The risks of course vary from project-to-project. But thinking and planning through these potential scenarios in advance of the project execution phase can pay dividends on recovery time and minimization of unpredicted downtime.