Planes Specialized Logistics Blog

HOW TO TELL IF YOU NEED PROFESSIONAL FF&E INSTALLATION – AND HOW TO VET THE INSTALLATION FIRM

Tuesday September 23, 2014

I speak to customers every day, and when it comes to the question of professional FF&E installation, the opinions are vast and widely based on past experiences with installers. From a senior living firm with 500+ facilities to a general contractor with 10 projects a year, the question they often ask is, “why should I pay more for professional installation of my furniture?”

A COUPLE OF IMPORTANT TRAVEL TIPS FOR CHINA FROM A PLANES PROJECT MANAGER

Tuesday September 16, 2014

Of all the places around the world to work, China is in a category all by itself. While it is still a communist country, it felt as if I was in any other Asian capitalistic country, with a few exceptions, of course.

HOSPITALITY LOGISTICS – TO USE, OR NOT TO USE, A WAREHOUSE

Friday September 12, 2014

I often hear this debate among my peers and customers in the hospitality industry – is warehousing a good idea? Of course, theoretically speaking, the use of a warehouse is ideal for every project. The problem is, the added flexibility of having all of the construction and FF&E material within a few miles of the project usually doesn’t result in the highest ROI.

THE IMPORTANCE OF CLIMATE-CONTROLLED TRANSPORTATION OF ART, HISTORICAL ARTIFACTS AND HIGH-END EXHIBITS

Tuesday September 9, 2014

When moving high-end exhibits, precious historical artifacts and expensive art pieces, two factors stand alone in importance: temperature and relative humidity levels! Not having these controlled can cause as much damage over time as any single event. Many priceless pieces must have precise controls in place during transportation to ensure the artifacts don’t suffer damage in transit.