What is Warehousing Service? Why do i need one for me or my business?
The Warehousing service provides adequate space for companies to store their products. The products that warehousing services store are many. Some of them include consumer goods, garments, machineries, home appliances and agricultural products. Manufacturers, importers, exporters, sellers, transport providers, customs and many others seek a Warehousing Service for storing, shipping and delivering their goods for customers. Some warehousing services receive goods directly from sea, and airports.
For storing goods, Warehousing Service providers use large machineries such as cranes and forklifts. They transport goods to warehouses from factories, sea and airports or vise versa by appropriately equipped vehicles. For transporting perishable products, heat sensitive food items, etc., for instance, they use vehicles with temperature controls. They provide warehouse facilities with refrigerations and freezers for preserving such items.
Today most of the reputable Warehousing service/s is automated. They employ only operators of such technologies and less workers. The products flow on conveyors and storing is done with automated systems. All sorting, packing, labeling, wrapping and storing are happening via programmed digital systems. Some Warehousing Service/s boasts providing very tall warehousing structures where vertical storage facilities are available thus limiting the wastage of space.
Such a Warehousing service/s picks goods from an automated flow of cartons. They pick them with various state of the art electronic systems such as Pick-To-Voice, Pick to Paper and Pick to Light. They use system such as FIFO and LIFO – First in First Out an Last in First Out respectively - when making inventories. With these methods, they reduce cost of labour and accelerate productivity to a considerable extent.
Today, the Warehousing service/s is very complex. They provide 95 per cent of fulfilling services for companies and services. From transporting goods of clients to warehouses and from sorting, packing, labeling, preserving to delivering and shipping, they do all the necessary steps until the products/goods reach customers in good quality and on time. This long procedure includes preparing all the relevant export and import documents.
One of the major tasks of a Warehousing service is inventorying. With computerized systems, they prepare inventories very fast and distribute goods for delivering overseas or locally swiftly. In this way, they provide goods on behalf of their customers via constant supply chain. According to the demand and supply of a product, they manage supply chain on behalf of their customers very effectively. Most of the reputable Warehousing Service/s use E commerce networks. Therefore, their customers can connect with such warehouses within seconds and trace and track their ongoing fulfillment services.
Since every company does not have enough space for storing their products, Warehousing Service/s is a must component for such a company survival in this highly competitive market. A company can engage in other important aspects of their businesses such as market research, expansion and media promotion by outsourcing their fulfillment division to a Warehousing service. A reputable Warehousing Service offers even logistics in every aspect of a business irrespective of its service or products. Many of the Warehousing Services are also necessarily Courier Service providers.