Tips for Transporting Supplies Between Old and New Workplaces!

Transporting Supplies

If you are currently moving with your employees to a new workplace, such as a new office, you may be worried about how you are transporting supplies and equipment to this new location without any problems.

So, if you are concerned about this, here are a few tips that can allow you to transport all your supplies between A and B seamlessly. 

1.   Get a Storage Unit 

When you cannot transport all your equipment between locations in one go, you should consider hiring a self-storage unit. This may happen if you have to move out of your old office sometime before you move into your new one. You may also be worried about finding a space for all your equipment and want somewhere to store it until you are settled within your new area.

As such, if you are looking for a new storage unit, you should head to to see whether they have suitable storage near the location of your new office. This will allow you to keep your equipment safe while ensuring that you can go back and forth to this unit at will. 

2.   Assign a Moving Team 

You should also consider assigning a moving team out of your employees whose job it will be to focus on all of the nitty-gritty that comes with moving and transporting your supplies and equipment.

This will ensure that the task does not get left to the last minute and that you do not have to organize this yourself when you are trying to juggle several other tasks at the same time. Plus, you should assign people who are great at organization and regularly meet deadlines on time for the task. 

3.   Label Boxes Well

When you are transporting supplies between your old and new workplaces, it is possible that a few boxes may get lost or that you may not be able to find what you need when you arrive in your new workplace.

To make the process easier and minimize disruption when you get to your new workplace, you should ensure that you label the moving boxes as clearly and accurately as possible. This will ensure that you are less likely to misplace any important equipment and can help to make the piles of boxes that you may be confronted with less overwhelming. 

4.   Hire a Van

When you are transporting supplies between an old and new workplace, you should also consider hiring a van, especially if you want to move all your supplies yourself and without a professional team. This will save you multiple journeys and will ensure that you do not struggle to fit your larger office equipment into a much smaller vehicle. 

5.   Take Out Insurance 

There are a lot of different events that can happen when you are transporting your supplies, though, including loss, theft, and damage. Therefore, you should think carefully about insuring your supplies beforehand, and you should ensure that any moving company that you opt for also has insurance. This will then mean that you will receive compensation if the moving process goes wrong. 

Transporting Supplies article and permission to publish here provided by Carol Trehearn. Originally written for Supply Chain Game Changer and published on March 17, 2023.