Conveyor installation is an intricate process that requires careful planning and coordination with other trades. Often, issues arise that you didn’t plan for or some roadblock that you didn’t see coming.
Conveyor installation is a lot like other construction trades, it relies heavily upon other trades and their ability to accomplish tasks before you arrive.
It’s like building a house; you can’t do any insulation work before the walls have been built. To be successful, it takes lots of planning and coordination.
Constant communication is a necessity. All parties involved in the process need to daily discuss progress, challenges, successes, and failures.
Yes, failures. These failures may not even be the installers’ fault, but it happens to even the best crews.
From broken lift equipment to power outages, even the best installation crews have their fair share of problems. It’s how you respond to those problems that makes the difference.
There are THREE keys to managing these problems and failures.
- Project Management
Even the best Project Managers, even if they lack determination and flexibility, can become failures in this environment.
We have seen great Project Managers who seem to lose their resolve if their schedule for the day has been altered by some unforeseen set of circumstances.
A positive attitude is the key.
This is where we set ourselves apart. Our conveyor installation approach sets daily goals, and we determine we are going to accomplish those goals for the day, even if it means working a little harder, staying a little later, or adding a few more people.
You must have the flexibility to make these daily changes and know you’re going to accomplish those goals for the day, no matter the hurdles.
Proper planning will always be the key to a successful installation, but if your crew gets rattled easily by a change in plans, they are probably in the wrong line of work.
After years of experience, we feel like we respond very well to all the challenges associated with a successful install and have done our best to prepare our crews for those challenges even before they set foot on the job site.