How 3PL Companies Optimize Warehouse Space
Warehouse space and warehousing are important parts of the services offered by many (but not all) 3PL companies. And that warehouse space may also be critically important to the shipping client who may need it. In today’s blog article, we are going to talk about how shipping and logistics companies optimize their warehouse space.
The first consideration is vertical space. 3PL companies can take advantage of vertical space with the types of support structures they have, the equipment which moves pallets around, and sometimes with the use of a mezzanine or extra floor depending on ceiling height. If the footprint of the warehouse is set in stone, then vertical space is the first place to look for more space.
There obviously has to be enough room for equipment to maneuver, but the width of those aisles can often be optimized and reduced to make more room for an extra row or more of goods. These aisle widths are calculated to allow for just the space needed, but no more.
Warehouses will be designed for the most efficient flow, taking into consideration goods coming in, goods going out, as well as desk areas for receiving, monitoring, and labeling shipments. Very often, wasted space can be eliminated and better efficiency protocols implemented just by moving a few things around.
You can rest assured that shipping and logistics companies offering warehouse space will be constantly monitoring how that space is being used to achieve maximum efficiency in order to save time and money for the client. With a combination of experience and state-of-the-art software and equipment, every inch of space will be used.
If you need warehousing as part of your shipping solution, Pacific Coast Distribution, based in Langley, BC, on the Lower Mainland can help you with your shipping and logistics and warehousing needs. Call us at (877) 999-8489 if you need help moving your products quickly and efficiently. We work with each client individually to find the best and most efficient solution for their products.
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.