What is the Role of Warehousing in Logistics?
Warehousing plays a central role in logistics. Warehouses can provide obvious benefits, like storing goods, but they can also offer less obvious gains to your supply chain, such as providing social and economic advantages.
Below, we explore all the benefits that warehouse services can bring to you.
Centralises Stock for Distribution
When all your goods are kept in one centralised place, it means that your distribution logistics are simplified. When your stock is in one warehouse, it will be easier to receive and store goods, as well as distribute them. This will make your delivery times shorter, which will help to keep customer satisfaction high.
Many warehouses are also able to offer extra services to streamline distribution, like providing packaging and labelling materials. PBS International offersFind o bespoke pick and pack services in our warehouses, and we’re able to accommodate for nearly every type of packing, including heavy cargo and delicate items. Our professional and knowledgeable warehouse staff can ensure your goods are packed correctly for accurate distribution.
Having your stock in one centralised location is not only good for distribution purposes but it will also help you to have tighter stock control. This can be especially helpful if you have a large amount of stock. Most warehouses will already have processes in place to properly track what is kept there, meaning you can keep up with your own stock levels and always ensure you’re matching supply with demand.
When your inventory management is simplified, you’ll have no problem maintaining correct stock levels, and you could also save a lot of time and money.
Warehousing means that your goods will be properly protected and kept secure. Most warehouses will implement a variety of safety and security features, including extensive CCTV and alarm systems that are monitored by staff 24/7, prevention and detection for smoke and fire, and security systems that monitor who is in the building and limit access to areas.
When your goods are kept in a warehouse, you will have the peace of mind that your inventory is protected around the clock, not only from theft but also from fire and other types of accidental damage.
Brings Economic Benefits
Having your own warehouse can be extremely costly for your business, with staff, warehouse management, and organising your own logistics all adding up. However, if you use an external warehousing company, you can really save yourself time and money.
Companies that offer warehouse services, like PBS International, will be able to take care of all the technical and security features required for a properly run warehouse. You’ll also be able to save money on transportation and shipping costs, as your goods will be coming in and getting shipped from one central location.
With a warehouse, you can also ensure you’re prepared for emergencies, which can help to save money in the long run. When you use a warehouse, you can ensure you have a ‘buffer’ of stock in times of emergencies – meaning that if you face an unforeseen delay in transport of manufacturing, you’ll have spare stock which you can use and ensure the supply chain keeps running.
PBS International has extensive experience and knowledge in freight forwarding and logistics. Our warehouses offer all the usual storage functions, but with our extra warehouse services, including bespoke pick and pack services and stock inventory management. Our warehouse also acts as an Enhanced Remote Transit Shed, meaning we can receive shipments and hold uncleared consignments until customs clearance can be arranged and the goods can be shipped elsewhere. Contact us to speak to our knowledgeable staff about how our warehouse services can help you.