Top 5 Considerations for an Deinstallation / Installation
One of the most complex and important parts of your business growth and expansion is the acquisition of equipment to expand your facility’s capabilities. In the print industry, working with a deinstall / install is a time and labor intensive process that can be challenging if not planned for properly.
Simprint has managed 30 or more major moves of Inkjet printers and pre/post equipment in 2018. We understand how to de-install, prepare equipment for transport and manage the logistics for major companies in North America.
Here are 5 primary considerations and questions for each part of the process as outlined below:
1) Starting Point – What equipment, peripherals, parts/supplies are involved in the deinstallation?
2) Timeline & Production – When is the best time for the deinstallation and how does this affect my job runs?
3) Trained Personal – Who is in charge of managing this project? Who is going to handle breaking down the equipment and removal? Do they know proper packing to insure no damage occurs during shipping?
4) Deinstalled…..whew!…….Now What? – What are the disposal plans for the deinstalled equipment? Will it be sold to a secondary market, broken down for scrap metal, given to a smaller sister company, returned to the leasing company?
5) Tools, Packaging & Shipment – How will the equipment be packaged for shipping to the final destination and what restrictions are there during the preparations – limited space, dock high shipping, equipment in restricted spaces, security issues, trained personal etc?
1) Starting Point – What equipment, peripherals, parts/supplies are involved in the installation?
2) Timeline & Production – What is my timeline for getting the new equipment in and workers knowledgeable on using it? How does this install affect my current job production – any delays expected?
3) Trained Personal – Who is in charge of managing this project? Who is going to handle the installation of the equipment and get everything running smoothly – are they a certified senior technician? Who is going to be using the equipment and do they have the training to do so?
4) Installed…..whew!…….Now What? – How do you finalize the installation and approve the finished install? What warranties and helpline opportunities exist for troubleshooting after the install?
5) Tools, Packaging & Shipment – How will the equipment be packaged when it arrives at your location and what restrictions might be an issue – limited storage space, dock high, fork lift, security issues etc?
The process of deinstall / install if properly thought out and planned can go smoothly and cause minimal disruptions to the work flow.
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