Facility Relocation Project Planning
The Plant Needed Closing and the Product Needed to Be Discontinued – Successfully
When corporations contact the machine tool relocation specialists at Campbell Corporation, they uniformly need and expect a comprehensive strategic approach. This Cedar Rapids, Iowa manufacturing facility was closing. Management contacted Campbell Corporation for a manufacturing relocation assessment. Our initial research developed a facility relocation project plan with a carefully-scheduled, precise series of steps to assure maximum effectiveness.
Our decades of facility relocation project management enabled our lean manufacturing consultants to generate a practical, effective strategy for minimizing cost. A skilled and experienced facility relocation project manager was assigned to provide expert oversight. The first step was to secure the building for when operations ceased, ensuring there would be minimal damage to the manufacturing equipment. All items were carefully inventoried.
Machine Tool Evaluation
As a world leader in lean manufacturing consulting, Campbell Corp is uniquely capable of coordinating and executing this type of detailed analysis. Expert actioners were interviewed to establish the accurate evaluation of machine tools. Our business facility consultants conducted in-depth negotiations with auctioneers to obtain the best valuations for our client. Over the course of this entire closing and liquidation process, security had to be maintained during shutdown, as well as during the auction itself.
Every element of the auction was carefully monitored to assure all transactions were accurately noted and all deliveries precisely scheduled. Our building operations consultants negotiated with a leading security firm to oversee the entire operation. No detail was left unaddressed. Every effort was made to preserve maximum value for our client’s facility and equipment.
Lean Manufacturing Consultants
At Campbell Corporation, our lean manufacturing consultants made certain each decision and each activity was safely and skillfully executed in the best interests of the client. Another key element was the development of a comprehensive maintenance plan to guarantee upkeep with continued integrity of the building and all of its operating components.
After the entirely successful auction, the client requested Campbell Corporation assist the City in efforts to secure a new buyer for the building. Specific incentives were recommended to encourage a purchase. The result was a smooth transition to a new manufacturing client, preserving jobs and a continued positive economic impact for the community.
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