What is arguably the most powerful way to increase efficiency and flexibility of your business, while also saving money? Outsourcing your warehousing. By outsourcing to a third party, you are able to do more without having to tie up your budget in capital investment of warehouse space, and your staff in inventory management and logistics work.
We take a look at the fundamental benefits of using an outside warehouse to reduce risk, cut costs, and empower you to provide an overall better service for your customers.
1. The Precision of Specialist Services
Whether you are in the mining industry or agriculture, you know how essential it is that your stock levels are properly managed. Mismanagement can lead to missed opportunities and wasted resources. A specialist, third-party service provider, like ShapeCUT’s warehousing, will ensure that your parts and components are ready when you need them, every time. That’s our focus – yours is running your business.
2. Freedom to Direct Your Resources to Your Business
One of the most important benefits of warehousing with an outside provider is the freedom you will gain to focus on your work. You can direct your energy and time towards fulfilling your orders, running your operations, and helping your business to grow, while someone else takes care of the headache of:
- Ensuring you have the right amount of stock on your warehouse shelves
- Paying staff to wait for orders to arrive
- Training staff to properly process orders
- Paying for a more complex business application to cope with inventory management and logistics
3. Zero Issues with Health and Safety Compliance
When you don’t have a warehouse to run, you no longer have to stay up to date with health and safety requirements for your space and equipment. This means you won’t have to worry about routine specialist training for your staff and ensuring that your employees have the right certifications.
4. Save on Stock Over Flows
An experienced warehouse team will make sure your parts are safely stored and ready to go. For example, what happens when you order steel profile cutting in bulk but aren’t able to use up your order as quickly as you had anticipated? This can lead to a simple, yet costly mistake as you have to take up valuable warehouse space or pay for storage. Every dollar you saved through bulk ordering is now lost due to your overflow.
5. Reduced Transportation Costs
Fuel costs add up if you are importing goods. One way to cut costs dramatically is through warehousing services. Using a warehouse that is close to your port of entry can lead to significant daily savings.
6. Avoid Equipment Costs
Outsourcing your warehousing allows you to save on both upfront equipment costs, as well as regular maintenance and upkeep expenses. You don’t have to worry about purchasing forklifts, safety barriers, and other pricey investments – leave that to your expert warehousing services provider.
As a premier metal processing and steel cutting provider in Brisbane, ShapeCUT manage the largest stock of steel, aluminium, and stainless steel in Queensland and are able to store your precision-cut steel components so they are ready when you need them. Contact us today on 1800 ShapeCUT (1800 742 732), to find out how we can streamline your business by taking care of your warehousing.