Benefits consolidating warehouses
This ensures that, on the inbound site production stoppages do not occur, and, on the outbound side customers are fulfilled on time.
In the next few sessions we will focus our attention to various aspects of Warehouse Management System i.e., Types of Warehouse, Facility Location Decision, Warehouse Layout Designing, Storage Plan, Material Handling equipments etc.
This enables small shipments in place of long distance small shipments.3.
Cross-dock: This type of facility enables receipt of full shipments from a number of suppliers, generally manufacturers, and direct distribution to different customers without storage.
From a single distribution center, you will be able to access all of your products and still be able to ship them where they need to go in a timely manner.
Warehouses are used by manufacturers, exporters, wholesalers, retailers, transport businesses, customs (exporters, Importers), etc.
This is utilized by manufacturers or distributors for storing products ready up to packaging stage.
These products are packaged and labeled for the particular only on receipt of the order. Asian Paints has 1000s of SKUs and its literally impossible to store all the SKUs in all of their retail stores.
They are usually large plain buildings, equipped with loading docks to load and unload consignment from trucks.
Based upon the size of the goods and volume of operation they also often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods, which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets.