Shared Warehousing and C&F Services clubbed with other 3PL services
Many companies often use public warehouses as a short-term solution. At NWCC, it typically turns into a long-term relationship once a business sees the convenience our public warehouse and distribution services can provide them, ensuring you remain competitive. Through a shared warehousing setting, you can get the best individual, customized experience while gaining the cost-cutting benefits of utilizing a public warehouse.
At NWCC, you have the ability to choose desired specifications to meet individual needs in locations across India. In addition to storage for your shared warehouse, we can assist with inventory management and shipping. Rates vary depending on the type of product being stored, and on the services that you wish to utilize.
The Advantages of Multi-Client Warehousing
No two businesses are the same, and where contract warehousing may be the perfect solution for larger, well-established organizations, many smaller companies are looking towards multi-client (shared) warehousing to fulfil their individual requirements. Sharing warehouse space with other customers is a flexible and cost-effective method of storage, and provides a wide range of advantages.
It Offers Greater Flexibility
Generally speaking, multi-client warehousing offers shorter, more flexible contracts than those of a single-user (contract) arrangement. This makes it particularly useful for companies that are either just starting up, have a small clientele base, deal with seasonal products, or have a product where demand fluctuates, with no concrete idea of what their future warehousing requirements are.
For these customers, it is crucial that space can be reduced (or increased) to correspond with their personal business demands; this is where multi-client warehousing comes in, providing a solution to rapidly changing distribution needs, and without committing to a long term contract. This flexible approach naturally reduces the worry of having to pay for an area you can’t fill, or conversely, not having enough space.
Multi-client warehousing is also the perfect solution for businesses that require several smaller locations, offering multiple distribution points, rather than one large space.
Improves Service and Efficiency
The advantages of handing over your warehousing requirements to a third party are undeniable. Multi-client warehouses are managed by logistic experts, using analytic tools, which maintain a tight control over inventory. This maximizes space management, and reduces costs, with the benefits of both ultimately trickled down to the customer. They are also manned with staff that are professional, experienced and knowledgeable, making storage one less thing for you to worry about.
One of the biggest advantages in multi-client warehousing is cost. Sharing your space with other businesses means that labour, and operational costs are spread out among all customers, which can result in significant savings. You are also only paying for the space you take up, which means there are no huge, expensive warehouses standing half-empty when your business doesn’t require the space.
Multi-client warehousing eliminates the need for companies to hire their own staff to take care of their packing, storage and distribution needs, which again reduces costs.
There may be times when your business requires additional services, such as specialized tools, equipment or packing services. When this happens within a single-user facility, the costs are naturally borne by the one user; however, with multi-storage facilities, these costs are evenly divided among all customers.
In summary, multi-client warehousing can provide a logical, practical solution to your businesses storage and distribution needs.
You don’t have to employ any warehouse staff, maintain a brick and mortar location and there is no need to invest in inventory software or costly warehouse equipment. In this type of shared resources environment, you only pay for the portion of warehouse space, and labour that is applied to your account. You are then able to pass this savings onto your customers. Public warehouses can also provide 3PL logistics solutions for your business; they can handle distribution tasks of pick and pack, all while maintaining extensive inventory control.
Some other things Commercial Warehousing can provide when are considering a public or shared warehouse:
- Custom pick pack
- Contract packaging
- E-commerce integration & automation
- Real time customer inventory system
- Custom bar coding, labelling and product branding
- Digital reporting and accounting
- Video surveillance and security system
- Temperature controlled warehouse
- Cold Storage
- Dry Warehouse
Whatever your market niche, devising an order fulfilment plan and strategy to lower your costs while increasing shipping accuracy should be a top priority. Outsourcing your logistics needs to a one of NWCC’s public or shared warehouses will provide customer satisfaction without the capital investment in our warehouse locations.
With logistics from Commercial Warehousing, you’ll get customized warehousing options to fit your needs, warehouse management, intermodal logistics, hub-spoke distribution management, value-added services and so much more to ensure your supply chain is always at its strongest.
NWCC provides a range of Primary and Secondary transportation services via our extensive network of affiliated asset-based providers.
That’s a fancy way of saying we’ll get your product delivered on time and on budget.
Modes of transportation we offer:
Any mode of transportation can be facilitated – dry van, reefer, ocean container, or ?atbed. Working with our transportation partners, we handle less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, local shuttle movement between plants and warehouses and any other types of shipments you may require.
Direct Store Delivery (DSD)
When it comes to consumer products, Direct Store Delivery (DSD) is widely popular among the food and beverage industry, where their top priority remains consistent: Minimize supply chain time in the interest of freshness.
Our dedicated fleet services provide you with a group of drivers, trailers, and other resources for use exclusively by your business.
When it comes to 3PL solutions, NWCC offers freight broker options to get you exactly what you need, when you need it. From transportation to manpower, we’ve got an affiliate network ready to step in.
Refrigerated Cold trucking
Refrigerated / cold trucking keeps your temperature-sensitive products (such as fish, medicine, etc.) within their proper temperature range in order to provide complete freshness upon delivery. Keeping this method of delivery at peak performance is paramount to maintaining the cold chain and your bottom line.