One of the most important questions you need to ask a prospective office furniture installer is: how will you handle moves, adds and changes? (which in the industry is typically referred to by the acronym “MAC”).
To ensure you get the clear, competent answer to this question that you require -- and are not inflicted with tedious or ridiculous jargon (i.e. “you can trust us because we say you can”) – below, we highlight what a professional office furniture installer must be able to offer in terms of MAC-related solutions:
Expert Planning Support
Whether you’re expanding into a new location(s), preparing for onboarding/offboarding staff, or undergoing a wholesale relocation, a professional office furniture installer should work closely with you to plan every aspect of the move so that it’s efficient, streamlined, cost-effective and minimizes disruptions to your staff and clients. This planning commitment can also include helping you redesign current or future space so that you maximize utilization.
Moving Sensitive Assets
While all office furniture is correctly viewed as a valuable asset, there are some items – like critical records, highly sensitive machinery, and so on -- which require an enhanced level of planning and care during a move. A professional office furniture installer should definitely have this “white glove” expertise.
A professional office furniture installer should also work with you to help you repurpose and maximize your furniture assets. This could include refurbishing and repairing items so that they can be used, selling unwanted or surplus items in the secondary office furniture market, or appropriately disposing, recycling or donating items.
When it comes time to execute your business move – whether it is one truckload of furniture to a new branch office, or a fleet-load of trucks to a new headquarters, a professional office furniture installer should also be a professional moving company. This ensures seamless, efficient integration between both of these critical services.
Warehousing and Storage
Last but not least, if you designate certain items of furniture as surplus – but you do not want to sell, recycle or donate them at this time – then a professional furniture installer should have their own (i.e. not leased or third party partner) climate-controlled and secure warehouse, where your assets can be stored for days, weeks, months, or even years. Naturally, you should expect to be given full inventory data, so that you can login anytime and see what items are in storage, and as desired have them delivered anywhere you want (in state or out) to be put back into circulation.
To learn more about how a professional office furniture installer handles MACs – and how you can ensure that your partner is safe and reliable vs. inexperienced and risky – contact the Precision team today. Your consultation with us is free.
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