You’ve heard the saying “Out with the old and in with the new”. There are times when applying that principle can be good and times when it can be bad. “Repurposing” old buildings can be a good thing, especially when they have a lot of useful life left in them. On the flip side, old and outdated equipment in a manufacturing facility can be a detriment to production. We got a call from a client a few weeks ago that is looking to remove two of their manufacturing assembly lines in order to do a full overhaul and upgrade of those lines. The current equipment is over 30 years old and at this point, the production is suffering. With the new equipment in place, they can be more efficient and produce more product, thus strengthening the bottom line.
When weighing the pros and cons of upgrading, whether it be a new facility, new equipment or simply repainting a room in your house, be sure to keep an eye on these important steps:
Analyze the need. Solid upfront analysis can help you make the initial decision whether to keep the old or bring in the new.
Plan for the change. Planning is always essential to ensure the success of any project and to be sure it accomplishes the goals you set forth.
Implement the process. Be sure the implementation process goes smoothly as to avoid unnecessary headaches after the fact.
Whether you decide it’s time to get rid of the old and bring in the new or simply keep what you have and modify it - give us a call, we’d love to help you walk through the process.