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.
When it comes to the industrial distribution of goods, each consignment is completely different and presents a different challenge. It’s fair to say, no two companies or businesses are ever the same. Their individual requirements vary greatly, they offer different products, and deliveries need to be made to a broad spectrum of different locations. A logistical solution that works perfectly for one company could be completely unsuitable for another; which is why, here at the John K. Philips, we strive to provide a tailored distribution solution for each and every one of our unique clients.
Over the last few years, technology has taken a giant leap and it has shaped our lives in so many different ways – from the rise of smartphones to the development of artificial intelligence systems. Such technological advancements have not been lost on the warehousing and distribution industry.
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.
Almost all businesses need to send a parcel to a client or customer at some point and, due to advances in technology, parcel delivery and courier services have significantly improved over the last few years. It’s now easier than ever to get your package to where it needs to be and, more often than not, they arrive on time and without any complications. But what happens if you need to transport hazardous goods and potentially dangerous materials? This type of transportation comes with numerous strict regulations and heavily policed rules and, suddenly, things aren’t so simple…
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.
It may just seem like a place to store your goods, but warehousing is a vitally important component of your company’s logistics. There has never been more pressure on business owners to enhance their productivity and lower their overhead costs. But let’s face it, managing your own warehouse can 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) and, thanks to seasonal variations and staffing issues, storing and distributing your own products can quickly become a logistical nightmare.