WAREHOUSE LOCATION AND FACTORS AFFECTING IT
or seaports. They are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities and towns.WHAT IS A WAREHOUSE ?
A warehouse is a commercial building for storage of goods. They often have cranes and forklifts for moving goods. airports. importers. transport businesses. exporters. Sometimes warehouses load and unload goods directly from railways. wholesalers. etc. They usually have loading docks to load and unload goods from trucks. Warehouses are used by manufacturers.
. customs. which are usually placed on ISO standard pallets loaded into pallet racks.
Generally. Co-ordinative principle.
The warehouse location selection is a processing of selecting allocation center in economic region where there are some supply stations and the certain demand point.. the warehouse location selection model follows some principles: adaptable principle. efficient principle and strategic principle.WAREHOUSE LOCATION.
Are your warehouses in the right location to meet the service requirements of your customers and your internal cost requirements?
.FACTORS TO LOOK BEFORE WAREHOUSE LOCATION SELECTION
Look at- your supply points lead times for supply replenishment to the warehouses transportation costs for trailer loads from supply points into the warehouse and for order shipment freight from the warehouses to your customers time required from order sending by the customer until order delivery receipt at the customer
Where does the warehouse responsibility appear and rank on your logistics and company organization chart?
. LOCATION--Internal. How well do you have your inventory placed and managed in your warehouses? How well does your warehouses operate? LOCATION--Organization.
cold.heat. A number of factors in environment are not easily controlled. ± Utilities if refrigeration is required ± Security
.such as humidity.FACTORS AFFECTING WAREHOUSE LOCATION
Factors important in influencing the location of a warehouse include:
± Moderate environmental conditions The environmental conditions that the package or container is exposed to should be considered.
very far from the market or nearby is important in order to decide appropriate means of transport.easily accesible or remote. especially if frequency of delivery is high ± Customer locality to the proposed new warehouse location
. ± Proximity to markets.± Transportation costs Whether the location is near the city or village.
labor availability.± Suppliers locality to the proposed new warehouse location ± Availability of trained labour ± Cost of the space. and waste disposal are less important for location of warehouses. proximity to raw materials. .Purchase or Rent and Rates
Construction and land costs.