Traders and businessmen export the goods to other parts of the nation. This requires them to utilize spaces to store their goods. Before loading their freight into transportation, goods are needed to be hoarded. This warehousing is a crucial part of the supply chain. The unavailability of such facilities may demand us to compromise on a particular order placed by the buyer in B2B.
Buyer may return the purchases which affect the cash cycle. This is a serious concern as it impairs the good name in the market. Let us see some important points to be observed during choosing a storage facility for your stock.
Near to transport facilities
The storage space that is chosen must be in the vicinity of the transport facility. This reduces the cost resulting from additional transportation and handling costs etc. Otherwise, there will be an incurrence of labour wages for repeated loading and unloading, salaries to supervisors and carriage costs till the place where the main transportation begins. If transportation must be done through goods trains, then choose storage spaces that have tracks that connect to the main railway lines. Likewise, with the roadways.
The crew and employees must have enough experience and ability to handle the consignment. This shall include the labour at the lower hierarchy. Their handling skills decide the risk involved and thereby any unplanned loss. Ensure that sophisticated machinery and equipment are involved in the process. Confirm whether the provider adheres to all the legal obligations.
Sometimes, the merchandise might be medicines or any other products that are sensitive to external temperatures. There will be temperature-controlled storerooms. The temperature can be conditioned to suit your needs. Some objects need very cold temperatures like vaccines and other medical products. Meat, Dairy products shall also come under the category that can be qualitative in cool temperatures. Therefore, warehousers that provide such customized spaces must be selected to park your stock.
The atmosphere must be fresh and friendly to your commodities. There must be no dampness in the room. Otherwise, there is a risk of damage to organic products by fungi etc. There must be efficient sunlight in the room to keep the required dryness. In case of chemicals and other inflammable, rooms must have air-tight doors. The providers of such depots must be selected based on all such points. Remember! your customer’s satisfaction is the biggest asset. Try to save it by taking all such simple steps.
Safety and Security
The whole premises of the depot must be secured. There must be cams installed to cover each corner. The main area must be guarded by at least two guards 24 x 7. Check with the training policies of such guards. There must be a log system that registers any movement of goods from inside to outside or vice-versa with tam.
That system must always reconcile with the actual balance of stock initially lodged. There must be sensors at the doors that detect any motion into the stock area. Regarding the SOPs of the provider, consider internal audit reports that talk about the effectiveness of the policies.
In this regard, it is advisable to enjoy the best professional services that can handle the process with much experience and diligence. Such companies have specialized teams suitable for different needs like house shifting, corporate relocation, packaging etc.