PLANNING AHEAD


Here is an outline of what CR CONSULTING does on your planning behalf.

Sometime in the future, you are going to have to update that plant or factory, or maybe your looking at a new facility? You started small, built it yourself, and as you've learned more, you've tweaked it, optimized it, made little improvements here and there, and generally held things together.

Ultimately, a re-design will be necessary, especially for growth. Reasons for redesigning a shop can be numerous; to bring in a fresh or a more professional look, to add an additional line, or to revise the business to market, or track ROI, more effectively. In any case, there is going to be change and it is always a good idea to plan a strategy for growth.

The largest obstacle most companies face is planning ahead to save costs. Converting an existing site entails some changes that need planned in order to maintain production traffic levels and ideally, your existing clients.

It is crucial to plan your strategy for environmental and health & safety compliance right from the start. Since compliance certificates can take months to get, don't leave yourself short on time. By implementing policies and procedures at the planning stage, you stand to save considerable costs in the long run. Why wait until the project is finished just to find out expensive changes to equipment, or procedures, need to be made.

Stage 1- Gather Equipment Information

In the first stage of planning, the goal is to find which equipment will do the job for you:

  • Which are the best value?
  • Which are the best performers?
  • Which can produce your product at the best cost?

CR CONSULTING can find this information for you, using a statistics analysis program to find the specifics. Answering these questions will help you design your new layout while maintaining the success of the older shop, and you may uncover some necessary improvements in the planning stage that will save money and aggravation down the road..

Stage 2- Plan the Installation

After studying your site data, the second stage of planning is to identify your design elements. Go through your data and learn what meets code. Use as much information as you have to build a design that caters to all overseeing authorities. You want to be sure to plan a shop that fits not only you production needs, but also saves costs on expensive retro fits to become compliant. As an example, you don't need to remove paint line exhaust stack later just because they were located where they may impinge on another property.

Stage 3- Construction Analysis

The third stage of planning is identifying any deep design flaws in your plan. By now, you should know if you're on the 'right page' with others involved in your project. You can also use discovery information to market your new site to those who are most likely interested in your products or information.

STAGE 4- Follow Thu

Finally, stick to your plan and make sure ever step is exactly as planned. DON'T DEVIATE unless a serious issue needs to be resolved that may affect the way workers will be protected when they use any apparatus, structure, protective element or process in the workplace!

Through interactive planning and long term vision, your project will complete on time as well as be compliant. You don't need any surprises at the end, so why not let CR Consulting take care of your environmental, building, and health & safety concerns.

Integrating health and safety at the design stage and before operations begin is a cost effective and proactive way to prevent workplace illness or injury. The benefits are numerous. They include direct savings from minimizing retrofitting; less downtime and replacement of equipment; savings in workplace insurance claims due to fewer illnesses and injuries; and, most important, maintaining productivity, health and safety in the workplace.

Why not let CR CONSULTING handle everything for you?
Right from planning, to permits, to completion, we can do it all!

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