For a while, plant offices were located separate from the plant facility. However, in more recent times companies are realizing how useful it is to have the office within the warehouse, bringing all the employees together under one roof. Below are a few reasons why you should consider an in-plant office for your warehouse and factories.
When there are issues that arise within the plant, the administrative team needs to be able to access the staff and find a resolution. If the administrators are located in an office away from the plant, the problem-solving process takes longer. With the office directly in the plant, they are much more efficient in solutions.
Reduce Operational Costs
Having a separate office for the administrative task means that you have an additional list of operational costs. Those costs will start to grow over time, and when you think about the monthly costs of an outside office, you could be saving a significant amount. Below are the most common costs associated with maintaining an outside office:
- Cleaning Services
All these additional fees could be saved by setting aside a space in the plant for the office.
Instant Access to Products and Services
Although office workers are handling more of the operational tasks for the plant, there are times when there needs to be access to the products made in the plant and the services that are happening as a result. If the office is in a satellite location, your staff is limited in communication and may not be able to access the area or department they need. When the office is located within the plant, they have more open communication and can access what they need to move forward with their job duties.
Cohesion Between All Staff Members
When the plant office is separate from the plant, it’s challenging to create a whole team mentality. Often, employees have not met or do not have working relationships with those who work at different locations. When everyone is working in the same building, you are able to establish those bonds and give everyone a chance to feel as though they are all a part of the plant as one and not two separate entities.
Build Your In Plant Office Today
If you are looking to add an in plant office in Philadelphia, contact us at Storage & Ergonomic today.