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Information a logistics provider will need to provide an accurate quote for pallet warehousing

Discussion in 'Logistics - Payment & Shipping' started by Desire1, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. Desire1

    Desire1

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    Hey guys,

    I know that sometimes finding a logistics partner can be tricky with all the questions they have. I've made some great points that i think logistics providers may ask businesses when enquiring about pallet space. Hopefully this will help you guys when trying to find the best provider for you :)

    1. How many pallets will be arriving and when?

      They may need to know the number of individual SKUs (Stock Keeping Units) and how often you will be expecting a delivery into the warehouse.

    2. The nature of the goods to be stored: dry goods, liquids, food stuffs etc.
      This will impact the type of warehousing required to store your goods.

    3. What are the dimensions of the pallets, height, weight etc?
      The height will especially determine whether the goods can be racked or not, as generally warehouses tend to have a standard height of up to 1.6m for their racking.

    4. Can they be bulk stacked and if so how many high?

    5. Are the pallets fragile/hazardous?

    6. Do you need bonded or custom warehousing?
      There are stringent HMRC requirements for storing goods where Excise or other Customs duty is payable.
      If you need bonded or custom warehousing have your WOWGR or AWRS number to hand.

    7. You may be asked about the IT systems you operate to establish if the warehouse operator will be able to integrate their IT systems with yours. This will enable them to provide real time inventory and order information.
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