If you are installing a new set of industrial baking equipment in your business, you may be feeling anxious or overwhelmed by the impending project. The idea of altering or all together stopping production schedules would make any business owner pause, but it is often a necessary project and the process can be planned for when you know what to expect. As providers of second hand and refurbished industrial baking equipment, Artisan Capital Partners have helped many business owners usher in the exciting change of new equipment installation, as well as help them resell their used industrial baking equipment.
What supportive components and teams are needed?
When bringing in a new line of equipment, there will likely be several supportive components needed for both installation and the new operations. For installation, it is important to consider where the equipment drop site will be, the entrance that can accommodate the dimensions of the new equipment, and any machinery like fork lifts that may be needed to retrieve the equipment and correctly place it within your production line. This may also include accounting for how much weight the floor on which the equipment will operate can hold, as well as the teams you need on hand to facilitate the equipment's placement.
You will also need to consider what adjustments are necessary for the operation of your new equipment. The placement of the equipment may create a need for lighting, wiring, or piping to be relocated or upgraded to support it. Lastly, it is imperative to prepare for a test run—create a test kit with all the pieces of production, including a skilled team of your employees to run and oversee the test.
What is needed to prepare for your new operations?
Often a new bakery production line is required due to a business's growing operations and demand. Installation may mean you need to adjust your production schedule or cease operations for the duration of installation. This timeframe can be utilized to ramp up other production operations, like increasing or re-sourcing collateral production materials such as ingredients or packaging materials. It is also important to revise or create safety procedures to govern use of the new equipment, as well as update operation and maintenance protocols, including becoming knowledgeable about the industrial bakery equipment warranty. Finally, it can be helpful to prepare your sales or distribution teams for the altered or increased sales you may expect with your industrial bakery equipment installation.