Is your business in need of inventory solutions to accommodate a sudden change in supply and demand? Dealing with excess stock or dwindling storage space? Partnering with a third-party logistics provider (3PL) makes it easy to size up or down in a cost-effective manner while still maintaining an active flow of inventory. If you’ve been considering adapting your storage solutions but are unsure of how to proceed, below are a few signs it might be time to consider partnering with a 3PL service provider.
Costs Aren’t On Your Side
Whether you’ve been facing a booming busy season or are stuck facing the bill for a large storage facility during a slow period, poor inventory management solutions can be a fast drain on your finances. Without the right resources in place, companies can find themselves scrambling to compensate by hiring new staff, purchasing new equipment, and even having to resort to layoffs should they face a prolonged lull. Partnering with a warehousing solutions provider can help to eliminate this strain by giving you the space, assistance, and management tools you need to grow and constantly rescale efficiently.
The strain caused by rapid growth or sudden slowdowns is not limited to finances. As your team struggles to compensate for heavy demand and contrasting standstills, burnout and low morale can become an unfortunate reality. If your crew is starting to fall behind or simply doesn’t have enough work to justify your storage facility, it’s only a matter of time before a more long term solution becomes necessary.
Your Inventory Isn’t Moving Smoothly
One of the most difficult aspects of fluctuating demands is staying on top of your inventory. From bringing enough product in to efficiently sending product out to being able to scale down as needed, inventory management is one of the most important aspects of building and maintaining your brand. Partnering with a 3PL provider gives you access to their advanced tools that make product and order management simple and reliable.
Active Warehousing: Your First Choice 3PL Provider
As one of Western Canada’s leading suppliers of 3PL services, Active Warehousing understands just how important it is to have the right space for your inventory management and fulfillment. Our facilities are located in Edmonton, Alberta and feature 300,000 to 500,000 square feet of heated warehouse space along with 4 acres of secure fenced lay down yard suitable for a wide range of products. Our diverse range of 3PL services include:
- Container stuffing and destuffing
- Order fulfillment
- Same-day shipping
- Packaging / Labeling / Pallet re-stacking / Value-Added Programs
- Physical inventory / Cycle counting / Inventory rotation, and more.
Learn more about how our 3PL services can help you grow your business by contacting our team today.