The Benefits of Warehouse Storage For Your Business

In most businesses that create and market tangible goods, there is a strict timeline from the design stage all the way through to the shipping and marketing stages. This is because every phase has to operate on time in order for overheads to be paid, profits to be made and the company to continue running. A common problem many businesses encounter is storage—often the storage space they have at their own manufacturing plants is either insufficient for large-scale storage or they outsource their manufacturing which means storing their goods somewhere else. Finding the right space, shelving systems and third party logistics could raise your productivity, solve your storage issues and make it easier for you to plan for the future.

3rd Party Logistics

One way in which outsourcing your warehousing needs can benefit your business is the element of 3rd party logistics. According to Budda Oliver, a marketing agent for,

“Outsourcing your warehousing may be a necessity for your company, especially if you’re a company on the East Coast that needs to efficiently get your products to the West Coast, or vice-versa. Renting warehouse space on the opposite end of the country to house your products is a form of outsourcing. Your company will operate more smoothly and save you money when you implement third-party logistics for your shipping, receiving and storage.”

Third party logistics are those practical and administrative concerns of warehousing, as well as shipping, tracking and packing orders for you. This is an incredibly valuable tool and can save you time, money and stress if you choose the right outsourcing company.

Shelving Solutions

Choosing a warehouse for your business storage needs is not simply a matter of finding a space big enough to house your product. You should give a lot of thought to the quality, type and manufacture of the shelving systems they use. Pallet racking is the best and most space-efficient style of storage, and before you decide on which type to install, make sure you find out about the strength, loading capacity, manufacturing process and guarantee–remember, the system will be all that is standing between your product and a very nasty drop from a great height, so invest in quality!

Oliver goes on to expand on the benefits of outsourcing your warehousing needs, saying:

Even if your company owns and operates its own warehouses, you may have certain times of the year when you have more inventory to store. This is when renting or leasing warehouse space can be very helpful. You can store all extra inventory at the contracted warehouse so you and your employees won’t have to make room and clear a space in your warehouse. Even in a warehouse environment, clutter and a lot of obstacles can be dangerous to work around. It just makes sense to have the excess inventory safely stored at another location while you work in an easy-to-navigate warehouse environment.”

Depending on your business needs, a warehousing solution could be just what you need to boost productivity, saving money and time in the long run.

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