Best Practices in Warehousing

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Companies that specialize in shipping and logistics often also offer warehousing to shipping clients. All warehouses are not created equal, so in this blog article we are going to talk about some of the best practices in warehousing.

Enough Space

The first thing a shipping client needs to know is if the shipper has enough warehouse room for his or her products. It’s possible that the amount of product being stored will fluctuate. If so, then enough space to handle changing volumes of product will be important to the client.


Security at the warehouse is critical. Is the client’s product safe from theft or tampering? The shipping and logistics company should have careful control and monitoring of who has access to the warehouse and who is coming and going and a modern security system with remote monitoring.

Warehouse Efficiencies

There may be several different things available for optimized efficiency in the warehouse. There may be special equipment for moving product in or out, sophisticated shelving or inventory controls.

Efforts at Improvement

One of the hallmarks of an excellent shipping and logistics company is efficiency. The company should be able to show the client how the company continuously strives to improve efficiency in all areas, such as shipping, receiving, storage, and security.

When clients store product in a warehouse, they are putting a lot of trust in the shipping company. So, if you are needing warehouse capacity for your product, make sure that the shipping and logistics company you choose is using best practices in their warehousing.

Pacific Coast Distribution, LTD, is a family-owned transportation and logistics company, based in Langley, British Columbia, with 20 years of experience and a fleet of 50 trucks and a 60,000-square-foot warehouse.

If you have any questions about this article or would like to talk to us about your transportation and freight needs, give us a call at (877) 999-8489.

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