Taking care of storage and distribution on your own, requires resources in terms of both time and money. For a start, you need warehouses, staff and an administrative department. Wouldn’t you rather focus on your core business? Here are five good reasons to leave storage and distribution to an expert.
1. You can skip the hard work and save yourself some time and money
Owning your own warehouses, hiring and training staff and shipping goods from your own facilities, is time consuming and costs a lot of money. Letting an external partner process orders, pick & pack your goods and ship your cargo, could maximise your efficiency with minimal cost. You would want a partner that assemble your goods in any combination and have them professionally labelled and packaged before distributing them to your chosen destination.
2. You can carry out sales orders directly from the distribution centre
We know that time is money and having short lead times when delivering goods is critical to you. Terminals could serve not only as distribution points for your goods, you can also choose to carry out sales orders directly from the distribution centre. Instead of importing and exporting your goods you could send the cargo directly to your customer. This would be an effective way of shortening lead times and avoid unnecessary transportation.
3. You will feel confident about the quality of your goods
When putting your cargo into someone else’s hands, you deserve the highest level of product care. Therefore you should pick a company that’s dedicated to reducing your overall risk by providing an expert team to carry out quality control checks. In the inspection process, faulty products can be detected before your cargo reaches the destination.
4. You won’t have to worry about administration and communication
You should choose a partner that takes care of your cargo from beginning to end. From the moment you place your order with the supplier your partner will help you through every step of the process. They will coordinate all activities in the supply chain and ensure that your goods are delivered as required – from registration to pick & pack and distribution. They’ll work as your single point of contact ensuring that both flow of goods and administration run smoothly and efficiently.
5. You get your goods fast and easy while contributing to the environment
You should choose a partner that operates in the most possible eco-friendly way. Instead of transporting goods from only one supplier at time, it’s possible to do shipments of assorted cargo by transporting small lots of freight owned by different suppliers in one container. An optimal transport load does not only reduce costs and shorten delivery times, it minimises your transport’s environmental impact and makes you part of a greener future.
Do you agree with the above points? At Greencarrier we believe that taking care of storage and distribution is about more than just logistics. Above all, it’s about being a reliable partner who is capable of helping their customer with all the various parts of the process. That’s why we carry out every single step of the way.
If you can think of any other reasons to leave storage and distribution to an expert, feel free to leave a comment on the post! We would like to hear what you think. And if you are curious about Greencarrier and our solutions, do not hesitate to get in touch with me.
Nicolas Myrén, Greencarrier Freight Services
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Thanks for the great post; it was helpful to read these points about why to choose a storage and distribution expert and that a professional company can keep your shipping goods in the best care and check for quality in the inspection process.
Storage and distribution can be left to the third party logistics for a more efficient management system. This can also be handled both in inventory management and in the logistics management.
You got me when you said that you can have an assurance that your products are going to be provided with the highest level of care if you will choose to work with an expert. With that in mind, I’ll find a warehousing service provider.
Sharon, thank you for your comment. Yes, we believe that is an important aspect when leaving storage and distribution to an expert. Glad you liked the post!