Warehousing is the single most expensive asset in the supply chain and plays a key role on how to properly stage products, prepare for packaging, or direct sales to consumers. The type of products stored should determine your warehouse configuration, along with several other variables:
Warehouse consulting services can help you to determine the optimal systems, setup and design for your distribution network. Depending on your particular supply chain, your warehouse layout and the tools used to manage your warehouse could vary greatly. For example, a warehouse that handles engine parts may not be as particular about packaging as a warehouse that specializes in medical supplies.
The processes that are used can be very different depending on the specific business needs. Typical pick-pack-ship warehouses may not always work for every situation. Plus, there are some ready made solutions that could help to improve warehouse operations in many industries. Warehouse consulting services can help you to evaluate these solutions to determine if they apply to your business. Some of these solutions include:
The warehouse consulting services from TMG can work directly with warehouse and transportation managers to evaluate existing processes and recommend adjustments where appropriate. The TMG warehouse consulting team will first look at the overall business goals and ensure that the processes align with those goals. TMG has the ability to find cost saving opportunities that can reduce expenses anywhere from 10 to 32 percent. For warehousing operations, these savings can make a significant impact in overall supply chain profitability. Contact TMG for more information about their warehouse consulting services.