Kluczowym elementem każdego łańcucha dostaw jest magazynowanie. Dzięki czasowemu przechowywaniu towarów możliwe jest zaplanowanie sieci dystrybucji w sytuacji, gdy czas produkcji towarów nie pokrywa się z czasem ich konsumpcji. Magazyny są również idealnym rozwiązaniem w przypadku niespodziewanych przestojów i opóźnień w operacjach transportowych. W takich przypadkach opcja krótkoterminowego przechowywania ładunku pozwala na ograniczenie kosztów wynikających z opóźnień.
W poniższym artykule dowiesz się, Drogi Kliencie, jakie są rodzaje magazynów, jak wyglądają poszczególne fazy procesu magazynowania oraz co wchodzi w skład każdego magazynu.
A key element in any supply chain is warehousing. By temporarily storing goods, it is possible to plan a distribution network when the time of production of goods does not coincide with the time of consumption. Warehouses are also ideal for unexpected stoppages and delays in transport operations. In such cases, the option of short-term storage of the cargo allows for the reduction of costs resulting from delays.
In the following article You will find out, Dear Customer, what types of warehousing there are, what the different phases of the warehousing process are and what is included in each warehouse.
Each room that is to be used as a warehouse must be equipped for this purpose. It is therefore necessary for it to contain various types of shelving and, in the case of valuable goods, lockable cabinets. In addition, racks (for larger products), pallets, barrels and forklift trucks are used.
Sometimes, the warehouse also includes specialised equipment to arrange cold stores or silos – for bulk goods. Some facilities also have a dedicated area for storing fuel.
The warehousing process, regardless of the function performed, follows the same pattern. It involves the following steps:
There are several criteria by which warehouses can be classified. They can be divided according to their construction (open, semi-open and closed), their function (container, delivery, customs, distribution, transhipment, consignment, production and industrial), the location of the goods in the warehouse (permanent storage, free storage, distribution by frequency of picking) or the method of loading (low storage, medium storage, high storage).
A particularly important classification from the point of view of our Customers is the classification by purpose, which is why we would like to take a closer look at it. Without being aware of the options within this classification, we will not be able to choose the right place to store Your (specific) goods.
What possibilities exist within the division of warehouses by function?
At Matex Transport we make every effort to ensure that our services reflect the real needs of our Customers. For this reason we decided to enrich our offer with the possibility of storage. We know perfectly well how important the fluidity of the supply chain is for them. Sometimes, however, this is disrupted by delays and stoppages, which are often due to external factors such as traffic jams or difficult weather conditions. The possibility of using a warehousing service during such circumstances avoids large financial losses.
As part of the service, we provide You, Dear Customer:
Check the current network of available warehouses and in case of any downtime – contact us, we will take care of the rest. We will temporarily store Your cargo in a safe and dedicated location, from which it can continue its journey at Your convenience.