If your business deals with physical products then you are most likely going to be leasing warehouse space at some point as your company grows. Discovering your exact business needs is an exercise that could save thousands in the long run by helping you avoid moving into a space that doesn’t suit your business. Be sure to do your due diligence; have an idea of the size, layout, surrounding area, and a budget to begin narrowing down your search for warehouse space.
- The best location: The last thing you want is for delays to occur and for money to be wasted. That’s why the location of your warehouse is critical for keeping the supply chain moving steadily. Focus on a region where the majority of your customers live and deliveries end up. It’s also important to note the warehouse’s proximity to an intermodal center. Is there as a major seaport or rail ramp nearby? How about the traffic on the interstate? Zero in on costs by calculating the distance from the time a product arrives to when it’s shipped and delivered. A conveniently located warehouse is essential for fast progress, saving you headaches.
- How much space you need: How many containers will come through each month? Is rail siding and cross-docking offered? Asking yourself these questions will help shape a mental picture of what to look for when it comes to warehouse amenities. Ask about various security plans on offer and how well protected your cargo will be. How much space or how long you need to use a warehouse can affect the conditions of your lease as well. Do your research and check out all of the different options available in your area of interest.
- Human Resources Involved: When a company stores its products in a warehouse, it requires professional human resources so that the products will not get damaged or problems. This situation also requires a warehousing management system that is tested for better management.
- Knowing the Type of Product to be stored: The first thing to know before a company starts to find a warehouse is to find out the type of product to be stored. It is because not all warehouses are suitable for all goods or products. To give you an example, a warehouse to save food is different from a warehouse to secure goods. Our staff would also recommend the storage depends the volume and characteristics of the product to be stored whether in the form of the number of tons or cubic and whether the product requires a special temperature or not.
- Dangerous materials: When it comes to storing dangerous materials, flammable objects, or cargo that needs temperature control, such as food and medications, extra precautions must be taken with warehousing to ensure safety. It’s not uncommon for manufacturers to place strict requirements in regards to handling fire or how certain products should be stored.
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