Trade Show Logistics / Shipping Challenges – Rush “Ground” shipments, Team Drivers, Trucking Teams, Moving Shipments rapidly from one show to another *** What are your options for moving a crated trade show exhibit or stand across the United States in a very short time frame?
Trade Show Logistics – Dismantle Hours vs Driver Check-in vs Clean Floor Policy: How exhibit pack-up and dismantle scheduling are affected
There are three key parameters that affect the schedule for packing up your trade show display at the end of the show, these are:
1) Dismantle Hours – hours that convention center is open for taking apart and packing your exhibit.
2) Mandatory Driver Check-in time – time by which your truck driver must check in at the Marshaling Yard prior to picking-up your exhibit.
There are two critical aspects of your exhibit installation schedule that are easy to confuse: Target Move-in – the time and date that your exhibit must arrive and be checked in at the show or marshalling yard, and Set-up Time – the time that you may begin working on your exhibit installation at a trade show.
Today, I set up my new desk from IKEA. For anyone in the trade show world, IKEA is great to know about. Everything is shipped in flat boxes. The designs are completely modular and let’s just say that if all the trade show exhibits were built like this we wouldn’t have to buy new pieces very often. The extent of this design savvy would put a lot of exhibit builders out of business if IKEA were the competition!