For any business owner selling or transporting physical goods, logistics warehousing is a top-of-mind consideration that can easily fall by the wayside.
If the storage, handling, and delivery of your items aren’t well-planned, a hasty delivery can quickly become lost revenue. Uniquely-shaped items can be stored incorrectly, heavy products could be handled poorly, and delivery without air-ride suspensions may risk damage upon delivery.
With these considerations in mind, warehousing is critical for the smooth running of any supply chain with tangible cargo, spanning the storage, handling, and delivery of goods safely and efficiently.
At Pyramid Logistics, we operate a network of warehouses across the country and manage them with a state-of-the-art Warehouse Management System (WMS), and have been helping companies manage their supply chains for the past two decades. And yes, our trucks have air-ride suspensions and sturdy tie-downs to keep your precious cargo in mint condition.
Learn more about logistics warehousing and its three core components, and submit a form on our website if you require secure storage, handling, and delivery of your specialty cargo, including medical devices, electronics, and more.
What is Logistics Warehousing?
Logistics warehousing is a vital part of any supply chain dealing with physical cargo, as it involves the organization, management, and flow of goods and information from point of receipt to point of dispatch.
All-in-all, it aims to optimize the careful storage, handling, and delivery of cargo from Point A to Point B. By ensuring that their cargo is secure, handling is safe, and transportation is smooth, business owners can rest easy knowing that they won’t be taking any losses due to a damaged or delayed delivery.
The Core Components of Logistics Warehousing
Logistics warehousing is an umbrella term that covers three separate processes: storage, handling, and delivery.
Storage is the first, and likely the most obvious, component of logistics warehousing. It concerns the arrangement of space for your goods in a warehouse, among other sub-services:
Product Put-Away: The process of accepting incoming goods from suppliers and placing them in their designated warehouse locations.
Inventory Control, Security, & Visibility: Tracking and monitoring services to keep you updated on your cargo’s status while in the warehouse. It helps to avoid stockouts, overstocking, spoilage, theft, and errors.
Storage Optimization: The process of maximizing available space in a warehouse by playing with the layout design, slotting, zoning, stacking, etc.
Value-Added Services: Additional services that modify your cargo’s storage accommodations, such as custom packaging and quality inspections.
Storage is crucial to logistics warehousing, as it serves to maintain inventory levels, meet customer demand, and preserve your product quality. On the other hand, it can turn out to be costly and complex if not managed properly – which is why seeking a trusted logistics provider is always advised.
Next up is handling, which involves the movement of goods inside a warehouse. It mostly involved administrative actions such as verifying order details and scheduling deliveries.
There are a few steps within the handling phase. First is the order receipt, or the process of receiving orders, verifying their details, and checking inventory availability. Next up is picking, where a warehouse employee locates and retrieves the package they’re looking for. Outbound transportation management is the last step, which involves coordinating and scheduling deliveries.
At Pyramid Logistics, handling is most crucial when dealing with items in our warehouses on a day-to-day basis. It’s far easier for goods to be damaged during handling versus storage when it’s sitting in a secure location. Therefore, the handling phase is a bit more fragile than storage.
Transportation, the third rung on the logistics warehousing ladder, is equally as important as handling – yet even more delicate if the right precautions aren’t in place.
Transportation and delivery is the last component of logistics warehousing and refers to the movement of cargo between warehouses, or from warehouse to destination.
It’s certainly the most crucial leg of the process since the movement of a truck risks more damage than storage or handling. Thankfully, white glove service is available for fragile cargo that requires special care.
At Pyramid Logistics, we cushion the delivery process in a handful of ways, from customized preparation and packing to temperature-controlled trucks for heat-sensitive goods. With these measures in place, our team can both streamline and foolproof the transportation stage, instilling a sense of security despite the risks of transporting delicate cargo.
Logistics Warehousing with Pyramid Logistics
Logistics warehousing is key to any supply chain, and when optimized correctly, can result in saved time, stress, and costs due to damage or delays. Consider partnering with a logistics provider such as Pyramid Logistics to side-step these risks, a premier shipping partner with over 20 years of industry leadership. With our warehousing resources and expertise, you’ll have one less thing to worry about knowing that your goods are in caring and capable hands.
Located in Los Angeles, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada, Pyramid Logistics is equipped to deliver warehousing and logistics services near our facilities and all over the nation. If you’d like to learn more about partnering with us, request a consultation by filling out a form on our website.