Inventory Storage Warehouse Benefits. What are the benefits of having an efficient, fully automated inventory storage warehouse? There are many but let’s look at two in particular. One of them is a direct benefit to your customers. And the other one has to do with your bottom line…
One of the major benefits of a ready to go storage warehouse is the ability for the customer to order products from anywhere they are located. This allows the retailer or manufacturer to service all parts of the country from any warehouse in the world, even if it is located in a small town in the Midwest. It also allows the retailer or manufacturer to service overseas locations that have very high overhead because there are no labour shortages or other expenses to contend with. An automated warehouse can quickly take a lot of the manual work out of warehousing and distribution by doing the work for you.
Another one of the main benefits is the ability to save money on labor costs. The warehouse has a much lower overhead than a traditional warehousing and distribution centre because there is no building to buy, no trucks or refrigeration units to maintain and no labor costs involved in stocking the warehouse. In the past the warehouse would have had a large conveyor belt system that would help move stock from one part of the manufacturing line to another. This would add a lot of wear and tear on the equipment and it would be extremely expensive as well. These days, due to advancements in automation, the warehouses of today use robotics technology to help move stock through the warehouse without labor being required.
Another one of the major benefits to an inventory storage warehouse are the amount of time it saves you. If you are in the process of creating a new product and have a team of people working on that product in parallel, it takes a long time to create finished products. When you have your team working on the new product in your inventory storage warehouse, you can simply turn around and store the raw materials that you need so you can create the finished product in less time. It cuts down on the amount of money that you waste on creating products for completion and allows you to focus more on creating new products.