To-Do List for Moving a Warehouse
Developing a Warehouse Transition Plan
Creating a Warehouse Move Checklist
Book a moving company and schedule the move. The earlier you do this, the better because moving companies are sometimes booked for months in advance. Research movers, compare quotes and book the best one for the day of your planned move.
Organize inventory and items. Organize your inventory and everything else you plan to move to the new location. If the moving company will pack and move the items, then you need to mark anything fragile so they can take the necessary precautions.
Create employee work schedules. Create employee work schedules for the duration of the move, so everyone understands their duties. You will need some employees to help with the move and set up at the new location. You will also need employees to keep the business running in the meantime.
Arrange contacts and phone numbers. Before the movers start, make sure they have the necessary phone numbers and other information in case they have to contact someone. Provide all employees and team members with a list of emergency contact numbers. This way, they can reach individuals or departments without searching for the right numbers or email addresses.
Consider who else needs to be informed about the move. Create a checklist that includes vendors and suppliers, the post office, utility companies, customers and partners.
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