Part of our in-house strategy for looking after our customers
is looking after ourselves. That’s why at John K Philips we take warehouse health and safety incredibly seriously,
offering our entire team regular training in everything they require to get the
For over 40 years we’ve been supplying transport and
distribution solutions to businesses both big and small, and it’s largely
thanks to our thorough training that we’ve become a go-to distribution company
in the North West.
But how do we make warehouse health and safety work for our
If your business benefits from strong overseas customer relations, then the chances are you have used bonded storage before. Otherwise known as a customs warehouse, these offer a financially beneficial storage solution to businesses intending to export goods to other countries.
This service offers a multitude of benefits for your business – and at John K Philips, we have years of experience in both distribution and storage to support your logistics operations. Our sites comprise of 250,000 sq. ft of space, equipped with the most up to date system allowing us to track and trace every item that comes through, so you can be rest assured we’re taking care of it.
Has your business started to see growth in recent years? Perhaps you are starting to outgrow your own facilities and are now looking for a warehouse that suits your needs. Whatever the reason, choosing a warehouse for your business can seem like a daunting task, and with so many different options out there it can be difficult to know what to look out for.
Are you looking for a reliable and cost-effective storage facility for your products? Here at John K Philips, we offer a highly-efficient bonded storage service in our North West-based bonded warehouses.
A barcode inventory system is a computerised tracking facility, perfect for keeping tabs on incoming and outgoing stock or shipments and enabling an increase in business efficiency and growth. Continue reading
Most businesses start out by managing their own logistics; after all, it is a great way to save money. However, as your company starts to grow and change, there will come a point at which this inevitably has to change. Logistic processes will become an increasingly time-consuming task and, by keeping them in-house, you may actually start to hinder your business’s growth and development.
What is a Bonded Warehouse?
Bonded warehouses are facilities that work under the control of customs authorities. They are often located near ports as they are licensed by the government to accept imported goods until the payment of customs duty.
As a business owner, you’ve probably heard of a bonded warehouse. But do you really understand what it is or how it could benefit your company? The basic definition of a bonded warehouse storage is somewhere that you can store imported goods, without them actually entering the UK market.
Is your company spending copious amounts of time and labour fulfilling your customers orders? Mistakes like incorrect shipping address labels could be costing your company money and reputation value. If this is a problem for you, hiring a specialised pick and pack services company may be the best option.
To the every day person, it may seem like just a place to store your goods, but we know that warehousing is a lot more important than that. It is a vital component of a company’s logistics, especially now there is more pressure than ever on business owners to enhance their productivity levels and lower overhead costs. But let’s face it, managing your own warehousing, although rewarding, can prove to be a bit of a challenge! Stock can take up quite a lot of valuable space which can often be used for something more productive and profitable. Thanks to seasonal variations and staffing issues, storing, and distributing your own products can quickly become a logistical nightmare.