What are the Benefits of Contracting a Warehousing Company with its own Transportation Infrastructure?
Anyone who is remotely familiar with the concept of public warehousing is probably aware of its many benefits. These include the ability of client companies to not only avail themselves of additional space, but to take advantage of the other services offered by many public warehouses, including a transportation infrastructure.
Within the past few years, the public warehouse industry has exploded on the scene as a natural and economical alternative for companies looking for a way to manage goods. And just as the competitive nature of the public storage industry has led those businesses to increase the number and nature of the services they offer, so has public warehousing. In fact, the nature of the services offered by public warehousing makes these “extra” services a large part of the industry.
The transportation infrastructure offered by warehousing companies is another feature that the industry has come up with in their efforts to attract the business of those who might take advantage of their services. These amenities often include not only the actual trucks for use but the locations of the warehouses themselves as they are situated in key locations that might be attractive as transportation networks.
Another attractive feature of this transportation infrastructure is the people and the systems made available to help clients take full advantage of warehousing capabilities.
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The warehousing business has grown considerably from the business it was only a few years ago. It’s no longer just a big empty building run by an overweight, cigar-chomping guy named Benny. Today’s warehouses are customer- and profit-centric facilities run by professionals who know how to maximize every square foot of space, and that is done by providing the most effective and efficient facility management services available.
These professionals also realize that happy customers are created by helping them to reach their goals. This is accomplished by providing them with whatever the resources are that they need to make that happen, which will often include a complete set of transportation infrastructure.
All of these forces have combined to gradually phase out the traditional management of warehousing in favor of the “Just in Time” philosophy which has taken over much of the business world. This technique minimizes the time taken by warehouses, in favor of making them extensions of their own facilities in their effort to maintain store inventory levels. Even in the case of special needs warehousing such as for cool or cold storage, the industry has responded in their effort to be of greater service to their customers.