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  • Writer's pictureRicardo Gonzalez

FF&E and its affects on your projects!

FF&E stands for Furniture, Fixtures and Equipment and is used to describe the equipment that has no permanent connection to the structure of a building or its utilities, and items that are not part of the contract between the owner and the building contractor. These items include desks, chairs, lamps and bookcases.

FF&E services are generally provided by a FF&E provider and are specific to the operations of the business. The services include to the provision of these items, their installation, delivery and storage. While most companies can offer 3PL services, QLI will go that step further to cover 4PL.  QLI provides FF&E services as part of our overall Business Services, so you don’t have to worry about hiring multiple parties to get the job done.

  • 4PL services typically encompass 3PL services as well as:

  • Logistics strategy

  • Analytics including transportation spend, analysis, capacity utilization, and carrier performanceFreight sourcing strategies

  • Network analysis and design

  • Consultancy

  • Business planning

  • Change management

  • Project management

  • Control tower and network management services, coordinating a wide supplier base across many modes and geographies

  • Inventory planning and management

  • Inbound, outbound and reverse logistics management

Now that you know what FF&E services are, why do they affect your building project?

Estimating costs

Every building has some element of furniture, fixtures and equipment and it should be considered at the time of a renovation or relocation. The FF&E will impact the overall cost of the project as they can be significant. FF&E is an important part of the design process and hiring a provider who is aware of its role in the business project will help prevent you from underestimating your costs.

Planning timelines

If you’re in the process of relocating your business, or renovating the company floor, the last thing you want is extended downtime or to waste the time of your valuable and skilled staff. FF&E services take care of the installation of the business furniture and equipment so you don’t have to worry about spending the time doing it yourself.

At QLI, we conduct business in a timely manner that works for you and your business, whether that’s overnight or on the weekend. We’ll work with you to determine the best time to get the job done.

One supplier vs multiple

Organizing your FF&E services at the beginning of your business project will prevent you having to hire a number of companies just to get the job done at the end of the project.

As a centralized vendor, QLI offers a comprehensive range of FF&E and business services.

Our FF&E services include:

  • Project management & consultancy services

  • Trade installation services

  • Staging & furniture assembly

  • Fine art transportation

  • White glove service

  • Trade clean

  • 3PL & 4PL warehousing and storage solutions

Ready to organize your FF&E services? QLI provides services in a number of industries from corporate offices and schools, to hospitals, hotels and retail. Get in touch with us today for reliable FF&E services.

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