Category Archives: Philadelphia commercial warehouse space and storage facility

What Should You Be Considering Before Choosing a Warehouse?

What Should You Be Considering Before Choosing a Warehouse?

Your company’s warehousing plays a huge part in the supply chain and affects everything from inventory to delivery. A warehouse helps businesses by safely storing their manufactured products before they are delivered to their customers or transported to a physical store. Before committing to a warehouse for your company, consider these important factors while you choose!

Discuss Your Company’s Needs 

Before choosing a warehouse, you should think about your company’s goals and needs first. If you are using a warehouse just for storage, then depending on your location, any warehouse might suffice.

However, some companies will need a warehouse that will help more with inventory management and distribution services. Overall, when you are looking for a warehouse, you will want one that you can rely on, and one that will increase your company’s efficiency.

Types of Products 

Not every warehouse has access to the special facilities that you need. Others may have restrictions as to what products you can store, such as flammable goods, alcohol, or products that require refrigeration. Before committing to a warehouse, you should make sure that they can assist you with all your products, not just certain ones.

Location of the Warehouse Matters 

The location of your warehouse is important because it directly affects your business’s supply chain, and it determines how quickly your manufactured goods will arrive at your store and your customers.

To help decide the right location for your warehouse, start by determining where your customers are located. If they are scattered, consider finding a more centrally located warehouse. However, if you are a part of a company with significant market outreach, you should prioritize a warehouse that can be accommodating to your specific needs. Choosing the right location for your warehouse helps you build brand loyalty and strong customer relationships because you can now meet customer expectations and give them what they need.

At American Supply Co., we provide standard and bonded warehousing, licensed for food and alcohol storage. Our services include US Customs bonded storage, same-day shipping, order fulfillment, repackaging, cross-docking, pick and pack service, container drayage, and unloading, local delivery, etc. We will work with you to customize your storage and shipping needs to fit your company’s unique supply chain. Give us a call at 215-739-2627 and find out more about our warehouse services!

On West Coast, Port Shutdown is Bad for Business

On West Coast, Port Shutdown is Bad for Business

Over the weekend of February 6, in the wake of tense labor negotiations between shippers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union, a number of west coast ports were temporarily closed. The Pacific Maritime Association, who alleges that the port workers’ union has been carrying out a deliberate labor slow-down in order to gain bargaining… Continue Reading

Double-Digit Growth in Cargo Figures for the Port of Philadelphia

The Port of Philadelphia has experienced four consecutive years of double-digit growth in cargo figures. Based on the figures from the first three months of 2014, it looks like we’ll be making this the fifth year of substantial growth in our sector.   Charles G. Kopp, Esq., the chairman of the Philadelphia Regional Port Authority,… Continue Reading

The Port of Philadelphia and the Revitalization of Our Community

Governor Tom Corbett is doing some amazing things for our city, Philadelphia, PA. He was to be awarded the prestigious “Spirit of the Port” award at the postponed annual luncheon hosted by the Seamen’s Church Institute at the Sheet Metal Workers Union Hall.   The accolades come on the heels of a deal struck in… Continue Reading

Philadelphia’s Chilean State of Mind

When you think of Philadelphia, do you think of Chile?   Believe it or not, the City of Brotherly Love and the South American country have a close and beneficial relationship. Luis Mayol Bouchon, the Chilean Minister of Agriculture, was recently in town. Philadelphia and Chile have bonded over fruit. Yes, fruit. You see, Philadelphia… Continue Reading