Contract Warehousing defines the outsourced management of third-party storage operations, usually in a large-scale facility, with all the work, operating, technology and square meter processes dedicated to a single customer. We specialize in developing high-end solutions in this command storage environment – thanks to our unique blend of operational know-how, continuous improvement of performance metrics and development of leadership culture within the four walls of the facility. In the case of contract (or « dedicated » warehouses, warehouse storage areas and resources are defined, as are costs. The tenant company undertakes to establish fixed surfaces and resources for the duration of the contract (these contracts usually cover years, while joint contracts can cover months). There are a number of factors that can determine whether an operation is better suited to common or community storage. For example, if a company`s sales volume varies widely (for example. B near the holidays, it takes much more space and resources than the rest of the year), common storage is probably more appropriate. Contract storage can only be applied to a portion of a warehouse. For example, a company may contract a 50,000 square metre storage contract from a 150,000 square metre warehouse. The 3PL can use the rest of the disk space for joint storage or even for other contractual agreements (it is not uncommon for a single warehouse to be divided into several contractual transactions).
In the case of shared storage (or « public, » the storage area and resources of the 3PL provider are distributed among many storage tenants. This model is flexible in that companies can use more or less space and resources when their needs change. Prices are also flexible, as companies only pay for the space and services they use. The total storage costs are then variable and distributed among the storage mandanes. The contract warehouse is a partnership. As with any partnership, you want to feel satisfied with your partner before you sign up for the tip line. This means knowing your 3PL partner: visiting the facility, meeting with executives and employees (the people who actually run your business) and talking to other customers. Strategic location: You want to choose a 3PL with a location that will allow you to distribute quickly to your customers, whether they are distributors, manufacturers or e-commerce customers.
Increased sales, increased market share and increased brand loyalty – these strategic objectives can be pursued from the four walls of a distribution facility. An experienced operator who understands your dynamic storage environment can increase speed, increase efficiency, reduce costs in the supply chain – and enable profitable business growth. The supply chain is the new distinctive entity for companies that are under increased pressure to serve their customers faster and at a lower cost. To gain and maintain market share, or to adapt to new markets, the strategy and implementation of storage and distribution must be coordinated. It is not surprising, however, that the decision ultimately boils down to costs. Contract storage is attractive to companies that appreciate the predictability of a contractual rate set for their business instead of the fluctuating rates associated with commodity exchange. In addition, companies with operations large enough to justify their own facilities may prefer to enter into contracts with a 3PL with a building, as there is less risk (it is relatively easy to change 3PLs, much more difficult to sell a warehouse you own). Whether you`re looking for collective or contract camps on the East Coast, Kanban stole from you here. We have over a million square meters of storage space in eastern North Carolina, with the ability to add more to meet customer needs.