When it comes to storing and distributing large quantities of your goods, choosing a warehousing and distribution service you can trust is of paramount importance. After all, you’re handing over the product that your company relies on to turn a profit. In this post, we take a look at the key aspects of what makes the decision so important.
Reliability on the open road
The first element of warehousing and distribution services we’ll look at is the distribution portion, where goods are physically transported. Perhaps the most important part of this distribution operation is the fleet of vehicles used by the service to ship your goods. The very core of the service that a distribution company offers rests on transporting goods all over the country, seven days a week, and, as such, the vehicles they use clock-up thousands and thousands of miles in a very short space of time.
Now, what this means is that these vehicles have to be in good condition all the time; no cutting corners with cheap tyres, no lack of regular services, and certainly no use of aging, unreliable vehicles. The last thing that you need is your goods sat on the edge of the motorway thanks to a faulty engine. It’s imperative that your warehousing and distribution service provider informs you of the vehicles they use to transport your goods to where they need to be.
Simplicity in the warehouse
Of course, the other end of the warehousing and distribution service is in the warehouse facility, where goods are stored and forklifted onto vehicles. It’s here that we now turn our attention. Storing large quantities of goods is far more than a case of taking pallets and storing them on the racking of a large warehouse facility, as we all know. It’s a sophisticated, intricate process that requires a great deal of attention to detail, and is therefore something that has to be dealt with professionally.
With this in mind, many logistics services have a practice in place in which your goods are electronically logged into the warehouse as soon as they arrive. This system logs the type of product, its quantity, and the chosen stock location it’s given in the warehouse, meaning your goods are not only safe and sound, but are able to be requested and dispatched in a quick, orderly fashion when they need to be. But watch out – make sure you understand exactly how the system at your logistics company works, including typical wait times between a shipment being arranged and the goods actually being loaded onto a vehicle. You don’t want to expect deliveries at one time only to find they’re arriving much later.
A final word
In summary, what we’re getting at here can be captured in one simple word: clarity. With large quantities of your goods being stored and distributed, you have to make sure you understand how the process works, both in the warehouse and on the road. And that’s where DMG Freight Services can help.