Warehousing decisions have a major impact on your logistics process. It’s important to know what takes place in the warehouse so that you can make well-informed decisions regarding your planning and budget. Top-notch fulfillment partners can make the process go smoothly, ensuring that products get into your customers’ hands more quickly.
At Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing, we offer comprehensive warehouse and logistics management of your domestic and international deliveries and inventory. It all starts with understanding the supply chain process, from order fulfillment to warehousing to final shipment to the customer.
What Is Warehousing?
Warehouses serve as temporary storage for raw materials and finished goods. However, proactive warehouse management can reduce costs and shorten the delivery window. Besides storage, warehousing activities sometimes include packaging and other enhancements for last mile delivery. Warehousing is part of the supply chain for physical goods and products. It can help decrease costs and speed up delivery times.
Our warehousing services include:
- Receiving inbound inventory
- Inventory tracking
- Pick and packing outgoing materials (including international)
- Pier drayage
- Transloading services
- Remote access for easy inventory monitoring
Why Is Warehousing Important?
Here are some of the major advantages of using warehouses to temporarily store shipped goods:
- It allows you to buy large quantities of goods at wholesale prices.
- Working with a third party logistics provider allows distributors and manufacturers to store goods without taking up precious retail space.
- Buying bulk orders gives businesses leverage to negotiate discounts with suppliers. None of this is possible without access to the appropriate warehouse facilities.
- Efficient warehouse management facilitates inventory management as demand rises and falls.
By storing your projects in strategic geographic areas, you can reduce your shipping costs and shorten delivery times.
What Is Involved in the Process of Warehousing?
There are several elements besides inventory storage that affect efficiency and performance, including the following:
- Capacity planning: Managing space is one of the key factors in running a successful warehouse operation. Rather than taking on this task in-house, many businesses outsource their capacity planning to experienced third party vendors.
- Receiving inbound shipments: Inbound shipments require careful handling and organization for short term or long-term storage.
- Tracking inventory: An inventory or warehouse management system helps administrators track incoming and outgoing parts and products. This simplifies inventory management, budgeting, and maintaining workflows.
- Storing products: Products are typically put on pallets or in bins before your warehouse staff transports them to temporary or long term storage.
- Reorganizing: An effective warehouse management system can tell you where every package is on demand.
It’s important to choose a warehouse location strategically. At the same time, you can leverage advanced technologies, such as warehouse management systems and inventory management systems, that integrate with order and fulfillment software. Under the guidance of our logistics experts, you can streamline your process, and save time and money.
Contact Van Brunt Logistics & Warehousing to discuss your warehouse management and logistics needs throughout our service areas. Call 908-282-7080 for a free consultation today.