Any business in Delaware will benefit from additional space for inventory and a reliable partner to manage both shipping and receiving from an off-site warehouse facility. This includes the warehouse receiving inventory as well as handling shipping requirements.
In addition to these basic considerations, there is an increasing number of full warehouse solutions services offering far more in the way of customized services. The key to finding the right warehouse solution in the state is really to know what you want currently as well as the services you will be looking for in the future.
It can be difficult for a company, particularly a small business or a startup company, to have a clear picture of the possible warehouse solutions services. Taking a look at different warehouses, the services they provide and the cost of the services will give a good insight into potential considerations.
A key element to any warehouse solutions services is the ability to integrate with the company’s current inventory management systems and methods. Top warehouse facilities should offer full inventory management systems including bar-code scanning capacity for inventory control, asset tagging for larger items and online reporting for easy access to information.
The best facilities will also be able to take over tasks which may have previously been managed in-house. For example, teaming up with a moving company warehouse will provide a readily available fleet for delivery of orders to customers, including scheduling Just-in-Time or JIT delivery.
Other features such as a kitting and in-house assembly of components prior to delivery are very beneficial to a business and can easily allow for rapid expansion into new markets. This option to move into new markets is also easily accommodated with a company offering a network of warehouse solutions across the country.