The different steps of Warehousing:
The storing and the management of warehouses represent a very important part in the management system of the logistics, which is itself an element of the management of the supply chain. We define this part as a simple place which serves in, on one side, to store finished products, followed by the entrances functions which prepare elements for the storage and on the other hand are the outgoing functions which strengthen, pack and deliver orders. These two gathered stages supply economic advantages and important services both for the company and for its customers.
A warehouse supplies a central location which allows to welcome, to store and to distribute products. As every entering sending arrives, the responsibility of the transfers of goods to the staff of the warehouse, products are identified, sorted out and sent in their temporary storage place. The storage is not a static “thing”, but rather a process which includes security measures and environment which protects the integrity and the utility of objects. When it’s time to move objects, every order is getting backed, grouped, packed and verified for the exhaustiveness before being sent to their new destination.
Operation of valuable addition
There are various objectives in a system of logistics. The main objective is to reduce the times of cycle and the global inventories, to reduce the costs and, especially, to improve the customer service. The storing increases the value of the utility of the goods by supplying a way to have the good available products at the right place, and especially, at the right time. The operations such as the consolidation of orders, the assembly of orders, the mixture of products and the spacer which take place in the structure of the warehouse also add an added value to the global logistic system.
Warehouses allow to obtain economies of scale thanks to effective operations, to storage capacity and to a central location. The economic advantages are realized, for example, by operations of consolidation and accumulation. The operations of consolidation reduce the costs of delivery at the same time for the company and its customers. Instead of sending articles individually from multiple springs, articles are delivered in a central warehouse, packed together and sent as a complete command. The operations of accumulation allow a warehouse to act as a stamp, balancing the supply and demand for the seasonal and long-term storage. It can be vital for the profitability of the company when the request for a product is all year, but the product can be available only in precise periods of the year.
Advantages of this process
Advantages of the service warehouses can serve within the framework of an emergency plan to make sure that the outgoing orders are entirely and in time. A called practice safety stock allows the companies to maintain a number predetermined of articles of inventory in their warehouse. On the entering side, the storage of safety means that an urgency such as a delay of transport or a sending containing defective or damaged products will not delay the order of filling and delivery of the customers. On the outgoing side, the safety stock is an insurance against elements except stock.