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Expansion logistics: Establishing an office abroad in 86 hours

James McKenna shares how his infrastructure and administrative systems team created a large new international office in 86 hours

29 January 2014

Key takeaway points:

  1. Plan for the unexpected; have all the right people available during the transition period

  2. Have the person leading the onsite work tour the facility well in advance of the project

  3. Share pictures in advance of all of the local office technology

  4. Create in advance your first automated process of creating a new workstation specifically customised for the office, nation or region’s needs

  5. Build a team with people who embody the attitude of ‘the answer is yes, the question is how’

 

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