Storage Solutions: You need to have a reliable way to store your products, and that doesn’t just include keeping them safe; it also means that you need to be able to know where things are, be able to move them easily to where they need to go, and the storage needs to be scalable to your needs.
What Are Your Storage Solutions Needs?
Do you know what your storage needs are? If you’ve already been operating for a while, you already know what your current needs are, but you may be looking for a new solution because your operations are expanding, and your current storage facilities aren’t set up to handle the expansion.
Having a projection of what kind of storage you are going to need is vital in deciding on any new warehousing solution.
If you are not going to build your own warehousing solution on-site, then you are going to have to make sure that you choose the location of your warehouse very carefully. You don’t want to cause unnecessary slowdowns or difficulties in your supply chain.
Storage needs to be close to your main production facility. Your warehouse’s location can affect how much it costs you each time a pallet comes in or goes out, so it is important. A bad location could have a significant impact on your whole operation, as could a good one.
Before making any big investments, you need to have worked out what you can afford. You don’t want to spend money on a warehousing solution that doesn’t make sense, and if you are considering a third-party storage company, you also want to choose a company that can cater to your needs as you expand.
The choice you make when you are a smaller company may not turn out to be such a great fit when you are a larger company. Does your choice make sense throughout the possible evolution of your company and your warehousing needs in terms of the cost?
If you are considering constructing your own warehousing solution or if you are choosing a third party to take care of your storage needs, storage scalability is something you need to have in mind. How well are they going to be able to scale?
Supporting that kind of infrastructure within your own company as well as all the other aspects that need to be taken care of in an expansion can put a lot of strain on your business. A third party makes a lot of sense. It allows you to focus on your products and manufacturing that have driven the expansion, and not on storage and distribution. When you choose that third party, they need to be able to match your demands and provide adequate storage.
Working with a company like American Manufacturing Solutions means that you have an experienced partner with the warehousing capability to handle your current storage needs, a company that can easily scale the services they provide to meet your needs, and who will make sure there is no interruption in your supply chain as you continue to expand. To find out more about our storage services, please contact us today.