Tips for Finding the Right Warehouse in Los Angeles

Are you currently looking or plan to look for “the right warehouse” in Los Angeles? What are some tips for finding what you want? Location is Key First, consider location. You want to be in close proximity to major ports and transportation hubs if those matter to you. For most companies, it’s all about location!… Read more »

Why it May Be hard to Find Warehousing in Los Angeles

Los Angeles is more than just Hollywood and celebrities, though– it’s also a major port and transportation hub. It’s the kind of place companies want to be because so many other companies are located there– it’s a major place to do business not only in the USA but in the world, too. Because Los Angeles… Read more »

What Should You Know About Contract Warehousing?

What is contract warehousing and what should you know about it? Agreements with Contract Warehouses When you make an agreement with a warehouse to receive, store and ship goods for you and the agreement runs for more than 30 days, that’s contract warehousing in a nutshell. Your contract lays out the terms of service and… Read more »

How to Reduce Warehousing Costs

Warehouses are like other businesses– they need to be productive and competitive and ideally make a profit for their owners. How can warehouse managers and workers work together to reduce warehouse costs?  Here’s a basic question that really can help you assess your current situation: Is all your inventory easily visible… or not? When inventory… Read more »

Proper Shipping Warehouse Practices

Do you manage a warehouse or work in one? What are proper warehouse shipping practices? In general, you have to take into account the items you’re shipping and determine how to package them– perhaps boxes, envelopes or pallets will work depending on what’s what.  The Three Steps of Shipping Shipping typically involves three steps. First,… Read more »

Preparing Warehouses for the Cold of Winter

In most places, summertime gets hot and wintertime gets cold. Storing goods at a warehouse should be a good experience, but sometimes things go wrong and items (as well as warehouse workers) get too hot or too cold. Winter, for example, can bring with it freezingly cold temperatures along with ice, snow and brutal winds…. Read more »

Strategies Implemented by Successful Warehouses

When warehouses want to be successful, they implement certain strategies. A well-run warehouse wants to move products through their space and into the hands of consumers quickly. Also, if value-added services can be added on, that’s good! What are some specific strategies that help make warehouses successful, valuable and profitable? Smart Warehouses Put Customers First… Read more »

What Should You Avoid When Searching for a Warehousing Partner?

Are you thinking of taking on a warehousing partner? You have to be careful who you choose! What are some mistakes to avoid?  History of Success For starters, when you look at potential warehousing partners, do what you can to measure their success or lack of it. For instance, how often do they make inaccurate… Read more »

What Are the Responsibilities of a Third Party Logistics Company?

If you’re a consumer and you order something from a well-known retailer, does that retailer have their own staff members deliver items you bought to your door? Not necessarily. Oftentimes third party logistics companies are involved. They provide supply chain processes for companies, and these processes can include things like procurement, transportation and distribution functions. … Read more »

How to Stay Ahead of the Curve at Peak Warehouse Season

It’s that time of the year– the holiday season. It’s the time of year when people give gifts to one another, and spending is at an all-time high in December. Do you work in a warehouse? How can you stay ahead of the curve during peak warehouse season? Ideally, you’ll optimize your pick-pack-ship process using… Read more »