ocation is often a necessity for many businesses as they scale their operations to suit their demand, but one aspect of this that can cause frustrations and complications is ensuring that the manufacturing shop floor features as little disruption as possible.
For most manufacturing companies, the shop floor is the part of the business that is where the money will be made, and when extra capacity is needed, the last course of action many businesses want to take is to close down the primary means of making money if at all possible.
In these instances, the best solution is to prepare a temporary workshop, either at the new relocation site or on the current grounds when there is a need for temporary expansion, made up of a robust kit-build steel building.
Prefabrication makes it more affordable, easier and much faster to install, saving a manufacturing business money in three separate ways.
However, as with any other working location, preparation is key to a smooth transition, so here are some top tips for quickly getting your temporary workshop together.
Know What You Need
Kit-build installations tend to come in a set of pre-cut, pre-measured pieces, so it is essential that you know how much space you have to work with, and whether that is enough space to provide your temporary shop floor with what it needs to function.
Exactly what this entails will depend on what the temporary structure is needed for. A company relocating and setting up a temporary base of operations should know roughly how much space is needed to safely operate a workshop or manufacturing shop floor.
However, a company creating a temporary structure to scale up may need to consider as they purchase or hire new equipment how much space this will require not only to store but to use with enough space to avoid any potential risks.
Figure Out Your Location
Once you know what you need, the next step is placement. This can sometimes be trickier than one might expect, given that workshops such as these are often built alongside construction sites for more permanent workshops, so a company may not have quite as much space as they would expect.
Most kit builds have a construction that allows for some adjustment of the dimensions, even if the individual pieces are pre-cut and pre-measured. Working out the temporary space location can be done in conjunction with construction experts, particularly those overseeing existing work.
Location can matter more for some businesses than others. For example, an automobile garage needs to necessarily have enough space and a clear enough road for cars to be driven directly into the site, something that might be less of a concern for a business-to-business security company.
The best aspect of kit build structures in this instance is that there is a lot of flexibility and versatility as to where they can be built, and they can also be taken down and moved as quickly as they are constructed as well if the space requirements on the site happen to change.