Warehousing consultants provide the services and resources to serve the needs of the warehouse owners. The consultants help to provide a totally integrated solution. They help to handle the maintenance of the products in their care. They try to ensure customer satisfaction by adhering to a quality policy. They understand the needs and requirements of their customers and provide the services that meet or exceed the client’s requirements.
Their warehouse expertise offers dedicated facilities and flexible public warehousing. The consultants also provide dedicated contract facilities to implement change and reduce costs. They implement integrated logistics services, to improve customer service and increase returns. These consultants provide customized solutions with no capital investment and state-of-the-art technology, systems integration and performance monitoring.
Some consultants offer packaging, labeling, sub-assembly, product inspection, bar- coding, pick and pack, cross- docking, returns management, nationwide network of warehouse facilities, Internet data exchange and electronic data interchange. Some even offer housing consultants, cost- effective contracts and public warehousing services. They provide a long-term commitment for the space and the services provided. The customers have to meet the committed expenditure, even if the space and services are not used.
IATA, FMC, NVOCC, nationwide and worldwide road transport and freight forwarding, generally license the consultants. They offer a set of related services, such as container or truckload warehousing. They also function as freight brokers. The consultants are specialized in meeting the production and logistics requirements of manufacturing, retailing and distribution.
Consultants form a partnership with the customers, as they integrate their values, systems, priorities and personnel, with those of the company. Warehousing consultants are very useful in aiding their clientele in the various warehousing activities. They advise the companies to take decisions wisely and provide the assistance and guidance required for proper warehousing of the good in their custody.