Warehouses play an important role in supply chain management, as they facilitate moving products from one place to another safely and on time. The growing demand for warehouses doesn’t show any sign of slowing as the popularity of e-commerce and online retail continues to surge.
In order to be successful, today’s warehouses must be able to meet the storage requirements of many different industries. This blog shares information on how warehouses, like Classic Warehousing, meet the specific needs of various sectors.
How Does Warehousing Meet the Needs of Various Industries?
Many warehouses, like Classic Warehousing, offer several storage options depending on each customer’s needs. For example, you’ll likely find dry and cold storage with short- and long-term storage options.
Our warehouses, serving west-central Ohio and east-central Indiana, provide order fulfillment, product breakdown, consolidation and labeling services. Additionally, we have barcode scanning equipment throughout all our facilities and use the latest Camelot Excalibur Warehouse Management System for inventory control.
The average order picking turnaround time is under two hours at Classic Warehousing, and our truck loading and unloading times average less than 75 minutes per load. We strive to exceed customer expectations to ensure all products are stored correctly and meet all industry regulations.
What Industries Do Warehouses Serve?
Manufacturers may need warehousing services to store finished goods or raw materials. Warehouses handling such products must be able to manage inventory and effectively streamline receiving the materials, organizing the inventory and preparing orders for distribution.
Warehouse services must be efficient when working with the automotive industry to store and distribute vehicle parts, components and other accessories. There’s no room for error when locating the right parts to prepare for distribution. Warehouses that provide a full suite of logistics services, like Classic Logistics, can also pick up shipments and then deliver them on our trucks or a trusted partner carrier.
The retail industry may include cosmetics, apparel, electronics, home furnishings and more. Warehouses should be able to adapt to the various temperatures and conditions these products should be stored and managed.
Goods like cosmetics, for example, can be particularly challenging because the FDA doesn’t require cosmetic manufacturers to print expiration dates on the labels, often leaving it up to warehouses to ensure the safety and quality of the products. Good communication with the manufacturer and efficient inventory management are key.
Food and Beverage
The food and beverage industry usually requires temperature-controlled storage solutions. Warehousing services must be prepared to handle perishable items, beverages and ingredients properly. Workers need to store and rotate inventory to maintain food safety standards.
The pharmaceutical and healthcare industries depend on warehouses to correctly store medicine, medical equipment and other supplies. Warehousing services must follow strict regulations to guarantee the products are safely stored and later distributed on time.
Check Out Classic’s Complete Suite of Services
Classic Warehousing stores raw and finished goods for manufacturers of meat, desserts, dog food, fruit juice concentrates and brewery products for the retail industry. We work with large corporations and small businesses and support regional farmers with their storage needs.
Our complete suite of transportation, third-party logistics and warehousing capabilities via sister companies Classic Carriers and Classic Logistics can meet the demands of your specific industry. Check Out Our Competitive Rates and Request a Quote Today!