Creating a Competitive Advantage Through Controlled Warehousing
For years, warehousing was viewed as an expense to many businesses—just a necessity in the process of meeting clients’ needs. But increasingly, companies are realizing that strategic warehousing strategies contribute positively to their bottom line. Indeed, warehousing’s contributing role is better understood in supply chain management as a way to build that ever-important competitive advantage.
A growing number of companies realize the competitive advantages that come with a centralized warehouse and distribution center. Below are some of those advantages:
- Reduced Cost—Centralized warehousing can save costs by reducing rent and utility expenses for multiple facilities. Also, the cost of implementing new technology and equipment is reduced by focusing on a single distribution center. Companies can pass these savings along to their customers.
- Accessibility—A centralized location often means simplified logistical support. Of course, this is dependent on the individual distribution system your organization utilizes. With a prime location between Salt Lake City and Ogden, Utah, including easy access to rail and airports, the Freeport Center is ideally situated to simplify logistics for any business.
- Fewer Personnel—Duplication of efforts is inevitable with a decentralized warehousing and distribution strategy. A single warehouse creates efficiencies by alleviating the problem of duplicated efforts.
- Improved Customer Service—This is, perhaps, the biggest competitive advantage to be gained from centralized warehousing. With fewer facilities, a company can focus more of its resources, with the latest technology and best equipment, into a single, state-of-the-art facility. And less time in logistics management means more time to deliver the highest level of customer service possible.
Instead of looking at warehousing as an ongoing expense—or worse, as something to hand over to a fulfillment company, thereby increasing their bottom line instead of yours—consider ways to turn your distribution strategy into a competitive advantage. Centralized warehousing can save costs, decrease necessary resources and improve customer service.
There’s no better place to consider a centralized warehouse solution than the Freeport Center in Clearfield, Utah. You can turn your warehousing into a competitive advantage with Utah’s favorable business climate and its status as a free port state. That means no inventory taxes are assessed on any inventory stored within the state.
The Freeport Center has 78 buildings ranging in size from 4,000 to 400,000 square feet on 680 acres—all situated in the middle of the major western U.S. markets, with the best business climate this side of the Mississippi.