Find out why more and more companies are turning to the 3PL Public Warehousing professionals at Standard Distribution Co.
Storing your products at the right temperature is a vital part of keeping your products from perishing.
A warehouse provides a central location for receiving, storing and distributing products. As each inbound shipment arrives, responsibility for the goods transfers to our warehouse personnel, products are identified, sorted and dispatched to their temporary storage location. Storage isn’t a static “thing” but rather a process that includes security measures and maintaining an environment that preserves the integrity and usefulness of the items. Once it’s time to move items, each order is retrieved, grouped, packaged and checked for completeness before being dispatched to their new destination.
The objective of a logistics system is to reduce cycle times and overall inventories, lower costs and most importantly, improve customer service. Warehousing increases the utility value of goods by providing a means to have the right products available at the right place in the right time. Operations such as order consolidation, order assembly, product mixing and cross–dockingthat take place within the warehouse structure also add value to the overall logistics system.
Warehouses provide a economies of scale through efficient operations, storage capacity and a central location. Economic benefits are realized, for example, through consolidation and accumulation operations. Consolidation operations cut outbound delivery costs for both the business and its customers. Instead of shipping items individually from multiple sources, items are delivered to a central warehouse here in Iowa, packaged together and shipped back out as a complete order. Accumulation operations allow our warehouse to act as a buffer, balancing supply and demand for seasonal and long-term storage. This can be vital to your business profitability when demand for a product is year-round but the product may only be available at certain times of the year.
Our warehouses can serve as part of a contingency plan to ensure outbound orders are filled in full and on time. A practice called safety stocking allows your business to maintain a predetermined number of inventory items at its warehouse. On the inbound side, safety stocking means that an emergency such as a transportation delay or a shipment containing defective or damaged goods won’t delay filling and shipping customers order. On the outbound side, safety stocking is insurance against out-of-stock items.
Consumers of today’s world are shifting more and more toward online shopping. Whether this shopping involves various products or groceries, it is clear that consumers are becoming more and more accustomed to having their needs met extremely quickly.
Today’s available technology has helped many industry to reach heights that would have never before been possible. However, one major drawback to technology is its constant need to be updated and replaced with even newer and better functioning technology.
Once again, in order to meet the demands of our clients, Standard Distribution Co. is set to finish construction on our 3rd addition at our Corporate Headquarters, located at 317 Savannah Park Road in the Cedar Falls, Iowa Industrial Park.
Standard Distribution Co. is proud to be a major investor in the innovative Cedar Falls Utilities solar power project, “Simple Solar,” located directly across the street from our 1109 Viking Road location.
Standard Distribution Co. will receive the Energy Innovation Award for the company’s newest building, completed in 2015, at 1225 Rail Way in the northern Cedar Falls Industrial Park.