Warehousing is an important part of logistics. It serves to store goods when they are not in the process of being moved towards their destination. Warehouse management involves managing workflow within a warehouse; ensuring an organization can operate and fulfill customer orders in a timely and efficient manner and with minimal losses. 

The warehousing of commodities is a fundamental component of the supply chain, especially in resource-poor areas where the warehouse can mitigate the impact of uncertainty and breakdowns within the supply chain. Managers must begin to look at warehouses not simply as static areas where inventory rests, but as dynamic operations centres hosting a dynamic array of distinct yet complementary activities that work together to acquire and store products for the next step in service delivery.

 For warehousing to be effective and efficient, products and their packaging must be maintained in a safe and secure manner throughout all the various storage facilities before being distributed to customers. In a warehouse, various activities must be coordinated to efficiently maintain products and process orders. A warehouse should follow the following guidelines:

  • An adequately sized warehouse and working space as well as infrastructure that can protect commodities from adverse environmental conditions 
  • Maintaining commodity availability, accessibility, good condition, and preventing workers from being injured by the materials.
  • Data on inventory is required for making decisions in a timely and accurate manner
  • Securing enough qualified personnel to meet operational requirements

Importance of warehousing in businesses

Quality of the product: An item is considered high-quality when it meets customer expectations. Consumers frequently request unique commodities in varying quantities. Despite producing goods in batches, often at contracted facilities, businesses do so in batches. The use of storage can help to reduce product shipping times and ensure efficiency in order fulfillment.

Support for customer: It is the logistics’ responsibility to make products available at a given location and on a given day. Additionally, it is critical in supply warehouses, since it makes it easier to plan a schedule for manufacturing (while still having enough supplies), enabling faster order fulfillment. It’s important to remember that the demand from clients is unpredictable, and suppliers cannot anticipate when their stock will run out.

Protection against unanticipated events: It is bad for a business if there is a delay in obtaining raw materials, which could halt production. There can also be a condition of unforeseen events in distribution warehouses. Stock levels and the effectiveness of order fulfillment can decrease if items are damaged during transit.

Goods centralization: Since all the goods are stored in a central location, it becomes easier to receive, store and distribute the products. Thus reducing the transportation costs of a business. The warehouse personnel is responsible to identify, sort and dispatch the goods as soon as the shipment arrives.

Facilitates the Sale of Merchandise: There are fundamental steps to be taken in purchasing of goods like examination of products, reviewing, marking, bundling, and naming can be carried out by the warehouses. Ownership of goods can be effortlessly moved to the purchaser by moving the warehouse keeper’s warrant.

Regular Stream of Merchandise: Many items like rice, wheat, and so forth are created during a specific season yet are devoured consistently. Warehousing guarantees the ordinary stockpile of such occasional products consistently.

Improve Order Processing: At the point when clients submit their requests, all they are worried about is the conveyance of their items. They need convenient conveyance and quality administrations. Warehousing offers you “security loading.” Ideally, this implies that your items are accessible for delivery at whatever point clients submit their requests.

Improve Purchasing Decisions: A warehouse can help in all buying choices. It can offer you exact information, which you can use to decide when to buy raw materials and stock.

 At TGL, we provide warehousing solutions in dry goods, ensuring your goods are handled with the best care possible. Our strategic alliances with container terminal and related operators, whether in Free Trade Zones or the Customs Territory, further gives you less-costly options in keeping your goods.

We understand the importance of providing swift, affordable, and safe delivery of your goods and are readily available in assisting your business to achieve its business goals while maximizing profit and reducing cost through our logistics solutions.

With a team of over 50 years combined experience in freight forwarding, out-country and in-country logistics, compliance/documentation, and core technology services, we bring to the table a firm promise to provide a reliable platform for end-to-end logistics solutions for B2B and B2C businesses.

Get in touch with our experts to discuss your logistics requirements

Email: info@tgl.ng

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