The word warehouse is a word of Arabic origin which means “deposit”. The term is used in two different areas: the first indicates the logistic structure able to receive, store and sort the goods received, while the second, in the accounting field, indicates the management of company stocks. Last week we treated the various types of warehouse in a superficial way, in this post we will deal with them in more detail.
Warehouse Inside the Company
The internal warehouse or on own account is a structure placed within a company. The structure receives the raw materials necessary to assemble or produce the final product, which will then be deposited inside the structure waiting to be sent. Each item can be distinguished by a univocal item code, which is associated with a description, a quantity and useful coordinates for locating the package on the shelves and on the numerous shelves.
As already mentioned in previous articles, the internal warehouse has a high maintenance cost, in fact the owner company must keep in mind:
- cost of the rent or purchase of special warehouses
- Staff costs
- maintenance costs
In numerous cases for warehouse management, companies decide to rely on third parties, thus reducing maintenance and maintenance costs.
The word “warehouse” itself, as mentioned a few paragraphs ago, means storage, but not all warehouses have this functionality. In fact, the cross-docking points are special warehouses that provide for the same day’s exit of the goods, without needing the shelves to be occupied. This type of deposit is used in cases of fresh goods or goods that quickly waste, which, for obvious reasons, must arrive quickly from retailers.
Warehouse for Third Parties
As already mentioned in the paragraph of internal warehouses, those on behalf of third parties or third parties are those deposits that do not belong directly to the company, but to the company to which it is decided to entrust the complete management of the warehouse. There are numerous solutions storage units Rancho Cucamonga, with Easy Logistic you can rent the necessary space (even in the case of small goods) and keep it as long as necessary before making a shipment. When ordering, the warehouse operators will assemble and make sure that everything is necessary for the shipment to be successful. Depending on the size of the logistic company there will be either the owning means that will take care of the transport of the goods orrely on national couriers such as UPS or BRT.
The customs warehouse is public, which is managed by some authorized companies under the direct control of the customs of the state of belonging. The materials arriving from foreign countries not belonging to the European Union are deposited pending their inspection by customs operators.
If you are waiting for a shipment from a state that is not part of the EU, most likely it is stopped in customs waiting for a check. Waiting times vary from customs to customs, for example, the Italian Post Office has a very long-time frame to check packages that vary between 30 days and 3 months.
A very versatile type of warehouse that is used only when necessary. It does not include masonry works and is built with lightweight materials that are easy to assemble and dismount.
The sectors that most use this solution are:
- agrarian: for harvesting crops or machinery
- industrial: for the unloading and loading of goods and the storage of materials
- sports: in winter seasons many sports facilities cover their fields (tennis, football, swimming pools) to prevent frequent rains or snowfall from ruining them.
The automatic warehouse is a special type of warehouse that only a few years ago could have seemed like science fiction. It is entirely or partially managed by the machines. The plant is managed via terminals located at the base of the machines or in the control center that follows all the movements and warns in case of anomalies.
Large couriers, especially in North America, have fully automated facilities that operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, without stopping to guarantee a timely shipment of goods all over the world. Amazon has numerous warehouses all over the world that are completely automated, allowing the management of 65 orders per second, following a video that shows the Amazon warehouse.