This is the most dangerous phrase we hear that leads to costly waste as many supply chains grow and evolve with their business.
Many of our clients are growing and need more space to keep up. Choosing the wrong warehouse can be costly with down stream consequences. Supply chains evolve and we often hear the dangerous phrase, “…we’ve always done it this way”, compounded by short-term solutions turned long-term.
Clients often need help consolidating warehouses but don’t know where to start, especially when changing the location will have a huge impact on shipping costs. Saving $15K per year on warehousing costs sounds great until it costs you an additional $50K per year in shipping.
We hear often that the warehouse our clients “setup 6 years ago because of a new line of business” don’t seem to care and aren’t even a great fit anymore. Many of these instances turn out that they truly aren’t a good fit, and they honestly don’t care because it is a headache for the warehouse as well.
‘Good fit’ a year ago doesn’t mean ‘right fit’ now with increased volumes and new lines of business. In many scenarios a Shippers new needs require a bigger picture discussion for the long term growth of their supply chain to keep them out of the “because we’ve always done it that way” mindset.
A quick Discovery Call will help us understand the warehouse profile you are looking for, as well as help us forecast shipping costs when volume and location details are provided. We help you make an informed decision that considers downstream effects.
When inventory is fragmented among too many warehouses, resulting in waste in shipping costs and transfers, we will analyze your shipping volumes to determine the best location to consolidate multiple warehouses into a strategic location that will have positive impacts on your transit times and shipping costs. This approach also helps minimize waste for inventory transfers.
We take a real look at your warehousing profile and needs, as well as ideal logistical locations, then present your profile to our warehousing partners and network to assess fit and get a proposal for a cost analysis. We aim to line up a few good options that want your business and will perform to a standard.
We’ve been fortunate to be alongside some growing companies that keep expanding and exceeding their targets. As you grow into new markets and gain customers in new regions, your supply chain needs evolve and require new approaches and solutions to maximize efficiencies and give you something more scalable with your future plans in mind. We help with that
We’ve helped our clients effectively transition to a new warehousing partner that is far more capable, optimally located, and upgraded in service, while also giving a clear cost and performance comparison prior the final decision.
It’s great helping a client line up a better solution that improves efficiencies, minimizes waste, and saves money, but the stress relief of knowing you have a partner that cares and wants to grow with you can’t be overstated.
We’ve helped our clients consolidate multiple warehouse locations with fragmented inventory into an ideal location, showing quantifiable improvements in performance and costing.
We’ve helped our clients look down the road to realize that the great ideas and solutions that got us where we are, won’t get us to where we want to go. We’d love to hear where you are going.