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CONSTRUCTION CASE STUDY
Crush Your National Project Roll-Outs
Partnerships play a significant factor in the success of your multi-site projects.
The collaboration of all departments helps extend a seamless approach to your vision while protecting the customer experience.
Aggressive timelines matched with an achievable program offer stellar long-term results and benefits.
A client recently applied our key decision-making tips to fulfill their multi-site project demands across their 1,400 locations. Below are the results of our successful approach.
A sizeable multi-site retailer with 1,400 locations wanted to initiate a multi-site project to upgrade their coolers. They successfully leveraged our project management experience by first leveraging our team to help define and refine their scope of work.
As retailers continue to decrease their personnel, they rely on trusted partnerships to help manage the process.
Thus, assessing the right lanes where strategy and communication align helps to deliver project transparency.
After properly determining the needs of the project, we devised a plan to guarantee the following goals of the program:
- Create a smooth workflow for the operations team.
- Follow an intensive timeframe to complete work across all 1,400 locations.
- Apply technology resources for cost-effective and real-time results.
Logically, we note that these goals are universal standards to help productivity and safeguard the overall completion of the multi-site project.
We completed the project within a 3-month timeframe and resolved scheduling conflicts by splitting the cooling installations into two stages over four days.
Our technicians tirelessly executed the process on day one and completed the installation once the coolers were delivered on-site through a collaborative effort.
Our project leaders and liaisons communicated real-time progress daily with the client by coordinating access to the site, ensuring deliverables were met, and setting the stage for success.
Project objectives were achieved under budget by quickly identifying cost-saving opportunities. Thus, saving the client 18% by shifting the overnight installations to the early morning shifts and adapting affordable, high-quality wire gauges by utilizing efficient installation processes.
3-months Completion Time
Coordination of Deliverables at 100%
18% Project Savings
These changes were implemented across the entire project to reduce personnel requirements and to protect the client’s assets.
Small changes create significant impacts in the long run by the substantial savings on this project and future projects.
8 Strategies To Deliver Your Next Multi-Site Projects
Properly managing multiple construction projects can be a complicated task when you are often challenged with many other competing initiatives.
When you are tasked with upgrading your current portfolio or lifting a complex remodel program, considered these eight strategies that your own peers leverage every day.
1. Subject Matter Experts
Before initiating any part of your multi-site projects, it’s best to connect with a Subject Matter Expert (SME).
SMEs are the primary authority figures in their field and can help manage and mitigate issues in your construction plans from the start to avoid costly project delays.
Remember, if you’re not working alongside an SME, you’re probably not aligning yourself with a complete team that will ensure your project goals.
2. Communication and Execution of SOWs
A Scope-of-Work (SOW) is a detailed account of what needs to be completed on a project. It defines your project-specific activities, deliverables, and timelines for your partner on the project.
When scoping your project details, make sure that the provided SOW reflects the entire project plan to reduce delays and cost over-runs.
3. One Point-of-Contact
One of the many benefits of partnering with a national contracting company is having a streamlined point-of-contact, by having your own Project Manager dedicated to you.
Having one point-of-contact for your projects will simplify not only your flow of communication but will also help to keep your objectives focused and on-target.
4. Backup Plans & Resolutions
It’s safe to say that no matter how much you plan and prepare for your multi-site projects, you’re bound to run into some pitfalls.
That’s why having an orderly approach to handling things when they go wrong is crucial to a successful job.
Ensuring you’re teamed up with those who can spot delays early and provide reasonable solutions in real-time is an excellent back-up initiative to have in place.
5. Organizational Liaisons
Understanding your partnership’s organization’s dynamics is another helpful tip to consider when implementing your next multi-site project.
Having an established ORG-chart shows you the contacts in advance when needing final project direction or good decision-making advice.
6. Technology Resources
Utilize real-time software resources, or leverage your partner’s technology to help map and organize your project details from start to finish.
If you already have a preferred set of proprietary programs in place, communicate those clearly to your partner so they can adapt and use these programs appropriately.
7. Mandatory Updates
We’ve mentioned communication multiple times throughout this piece, and it truly is a foolproof way to meet your project agendas and expectations.
Keeping a consistent communication line provides valuable updates for your onsite managers during project processes and creates trust for your business relationships and project deadlines.
8. Additional Resolutions
Concurrent projects can add tension and disorganization if your external and internal organizational project leaders fail to understand their project’s needs.
An additional resource that helps lessen some of these burdens is connecting with all the essential project members and departments in advance to mitigate timing and scheduling issues which is priceless.
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