In every logistics model, warehousing managements objective is to provide the desired products or services on time at the lowest cost possible and in logistics, is of vital importance to creating satisfied customers.
In a logistics model, warehousing performs the function of storing and distributing goods to the different parts of the supply chain on time, in time and at the right price.
What is expected from warehousing:
Keep goods safe
In most logistics models, warehouses receive goods from numerous different suppliers and dispatch to numerous different locations, be they within the same group of companies or to different customers. The different types of warehousing are detailed below.
Goods from numerous suppliers are delivered and then dispatched to the plant in order to meet the manufacturing process requirements.
Different plants dispatch the finished products to the warehouse where they are combined and dispatched to different customers. For example: plat “a” manufactures televisions, plant “b” manufactures microwaves and plant “c” manufactures tumble dryers. The three plants deliver to the warehouse and then a mix of all three products are dispatched to retailers.
Break bulk warehousing
Break bulk warehousing typically receives very large shipments of goods from a plant which are then broken down into smaller shipments for geographical distribution.
Numerous products are delivered to a single warehouse, mixed and distributed to numerous customers.
The logistics, in particular the transport logistics in the warehousing process are the most important factors to an effective warehousing and distribution business.
Goods in transit on both sides of the supply chain are monitored, goods on the shelves and expected delivery times all need to monitored and managed by the warehousing and supply chain software to ensure happy customers.