Any company that requires signage manufacture and installation on a national scale would do well to consider a provider with total project management capabilities.
The key efficiencies in planning and implementation which end-to-end project management provides changes the dynamics of signage rollouts, and directly affects success from the perspective of time and cost.
Here are a few advantages of enlisting an end-to-end project management solution:
Single point of contact
All aspects of the project are channelled through a central point, where an assigned project manager acts as the conduit between the customer and the company tasked with delivery. Management of multiple concurrent requirements and communication with various parties are fully coordinated by this intermediary, who’ll also provide regular updates.
With constant availability for all the customer’s project-related matters, this single nationwide point of contact is also useful for matters ranging from pricing, surveying, design and manufacturing to sign-off and installation, while also delivering synergies in the areas of compliance and insurance.
There is no watering down of responsibilities. The customer has peace of mind that the provider is covering all eventualities around the country, leading to less risk. This includes granular details like town planning permits, for instance, which if not factored in early in the project, could cause significant delays and impact the company from a project, brand and cost aspect. Proficient project management is valuable in being able to identify all ancillary requirements – not just those confined purely to production or the physical installation of signage.
Brand Management Specialists or Manufacturers?
Brand management consultants (such as Programmed) understand the strong points and key requirements of each discipline. Importantly, they calibrate that across every stage of a project’s roll-out for a holistic approach that aligns to a set budget, timeframe or combination.
State-based manufacturers engaged separately for individual aspects or rock bottom supply costs, on the other hand, run the risk of being singularly focused on producing that one aspect without considering its relation to – or impact on – the rest of the process. End-to-end brand consultants holistically balance the requirements across every phase, increasing the project’s overall efficiency.
Nationwide presence and access to an established network of suppliers
Providers of brand management services for signage and fit out requirements often have a nationwide network for delivery coupled with established supply arrangements with a range of diverse suppliers nationally.
This alleviates project risks and complexities for national projects needing multi-site implementation. Customers also have indirect access to the most appropriate suppliers and cost-competitive prices which they otherwise would not obtain.
Multiple suppliers can be simultaneously activated, each chosen for their suitability and location. Production isn’t bound to a manufacturer based in one place, goods don’t have to be subsequently shipped across the country and delays due to process bottlenecks are avoided.
Various individual suppliers who may otherwise be working to different quality or safety standards now conform to a uniformed standard, assuring the customer of consistency and continuity.
In this fluid, COVID-affected times, stability is paramount. Well-established service providers aren’t going anywhere and from a warranty point-of-view, this is especially important, giving you confidence that they’ll be around throughout and beyond the warranty periods.
Programmed has expertise in myriad signage and store refurbishment projects across retail and a multitude of other industries. Speak to Programmed today for a seamless signage rollout that is safe, simple and streamlined.