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Hiring Machinery Movers? Here’s Why Back-Office Alignment Is Key


December 2021

Alignment and planning are two huge factors and something that the back-office team are constantly juggling every day: particularly in these post-Brexit times.

After all, seeing your new piece of expensive kit being lifted with a big Forklift, gantry or crane is a sight that you rarely see as an owner or manager. Here at Flegg Projects, however, this is what we do every day but there is so much more that goes into ensuring that it all goes as planned. Here’s all you need to know about alignment throughout the machine moving process.

What is alignment with machinery movers?

Alignment within the professional machinery movers sector is essentially a process that ensures your heavy equipment and machinery will arrive on time and in good health. By overcoming the logistical nightmares of transporting such large items, as well as keeping all parties on the same page, you can focus on using the machinery to its full potential.

Depending on the scope of work, Flegg Projects can align our programme with up to 8 different stakeholders. From the manufacturing company that purchased the machine, to the machine manufacturer to the transport company bringing the machine from the factory to the UK. And this will ultimately feed into your company’s overall strategic alignment.

 

Forklift used for loading machinery

 

Why it matters

Alignment of a machine movers’ back-office staff is crucial for a host of reasons. It promotes clear communication and removes downtime and delays, thus promoting a smoother operation for increased productivity, efficiency, and profits. Moreover, alignment between back-office staff and customer-facing employees will indirectly boost the customer experience.

A considerable amount of waste in business comes due to poor alignment, and it’s not hard to see how this can be a major issue when dealing with your machinery and the tasks that they are responsible for

Bringing alignment to machine moving

 

It’s quite natural for business owners to complete tasks like machinery moving without thinking about the processes needed to ensure a faultless installation. However, a quick look at the processes involved will help you understand the importance of alignment for your factories or sites that require heavy machinery.

Alignment in machinery moving is a complex task and the following teams need to be united so that freight and machinery are moved in the most effective fashion:

  • Production teams – who’s priority is to keep the factory running without a machine install disrupting their targets.
  • Warehouse teams – who often want their warehouse or yard space that a machine moving company will need to offload and track machines into position.
  • Machine manufacturers – who need to ensure the machine has passed its tests and hit the required targets before the machine is prepared and packed for transport. Plus making arrangements for their own engineers on site to complete installation or training.
  • Teams responsible for handling the documents and information required for import and export through customs.
  • The transport company who needs to ensure their vehicle arrives at the agreed time with all the correct equipment for securing the load onto the truck.
  • Cross channel ferries/trains to book and customs agents to liaise with plus the management of driver’s hours and welfare along the journey.
Flegg employee reading risk assessment document

 

As well as the alignment of the stakeholders it is massively important that the final and riskiest element of the job is planned and executed properly. This stage involves the offloading of the machinery and positioning into its final position. What seems to be an insignificant issue to some factory operators can be a major problem for the machinery mover assigned the task.

Something like a steep ramp, an overhead cable, a parked car, a drain cover, or a narrow aisle can create costly delays for all stakeholders. This subsequently causes production and warehouse issues for the owner while also impacting many different departments across the business, and eventually the end-customer.

If you have any concerns about your site, a thorough site survey should be conducted as soon as possible. This will help to ensure that the site move is correctly assessed and any potential problems are identified from the outset.

Alignment can give employees and clients a clearer understanding of what the company does whilst indirectly protecting the company’s reputation.

Why you need professional help

When choosing a professional machinery movers company for your immediate and ongoing equipment transportation needs, you can receive a wide range of benefits. Aside from supporting your back-office staff with a convenient solution, it will guarantee that the project is completed safely. Moreover, efficient operations will save time and money.

For the sake of productivity and the long-term efficiency of your equipment and machinery, partnering with a reliable machinery moving firm is essential.

 

Forklift loading lorry

 

Why choose Flegg Projects?

For nearly 50 years, Flegg Projects has specialised in delivering world-class and efficient services that businesses can rely on time and time again. Crucially, our approach is designed to provide the best results for your back-office staff. The improved alignment is subsequently guaranteed to keep the best needs of your company at heart too.

Furthermore, our team of experts can complete a wide range of jobs that includes lifting, handling, installations, relocations, project management and storage.

 

Flegg team in warehouse

Call Flegg Projects today!

Here at Flegg, we pride ourselves on working with clients to ensure all machinery moving tasks are completed with alignment, safety, and efficiency in mind. Our highly trained and experienced staff – who are all versed on how to manage, plan, and ensure that works are completed safely and efficiently – work with the best equipment to ensure a reliable and convenient service time and time. We take care of the machinery moving, allowing your team to focus on progressing the business.

If you need to partner with an expert in machinery moving services for any reason, take the first steps by calling us on 0845 458 4958 or requesting a callback today!

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