The phenomenal growth of technology has radically transformed the
warehouse where most of the functions associated with a warehouse are carried
out by machines. Massive boxes containing thousands of kilograms of products
are easily lifted and stored in a very high places, as high as two storey
building. Warehouses get automated nowadays. The level of automation differs
from warehouse to warehouse. A small conveyor belt will be the facility in a
warehouse while in another one, all the activities of a warehouse, like loading
and unloading, storing and transporting, are automated. Robots are becoming most popular choice with
warehousing facility to handle materials. And, it is said Kiva robots are
becoming increasingly popular when it comes to material handling.
Warehouse logistics has undergone a dramatic change.
Of course, they work faster and more accurately than the most efficient human
being. Robots find the goods wherever they are in the warehouse and take them
to the packing place.
A central computer functions like the dispatcher and the traffic
controller at the same time. It also keeps track of how and where items are
stored in the warehouse.
in warehouses has a lot of advantages. First of all, it can prove extremely
customer-friendly in the sense that it does what you want and where you want .
It is a great time-saver with fast sorting and packing. Mechanisation frees man
from many repetitive tasks.
It is cost effective. The
upfront investment may be huge; however, it can be effectively recovered within
three to five years. It helps saving a lot. The warehouse need not employ many
men; there is considerable reduction in labour. There is no wastage of space
It improves productivity by
its sheer speed and accuracy in the movements of the products.
With proper software, the
warehouse can have effective control over inventory whether of a seasonal
product or a product of demand all the year round.
It not only
creates a safe working environment freeing men from heavy handling of objects
with potential hurt but also avoids product damage.
It is but common sense that delicate
objects like flowers and hard things like steel products cannot be stored in
the same place under the same conditions. Reason is obvious. Temperature can
affect flowers immediately and severely and the flowers really may die but
steel products can endure heat and higher levels of temperature. So you need to
control temperature in your storing place if you want to provide storage
facility to flower-bundles.
If we do not use the climate
controlled warehouse for a product which needs it, it will mean heavy loss to
the company. Fruits and vegetables and
things like that do require a climate controlled warehouse. Even in shipping, this fact of climate and
temperature control is a must if bananas are to be transported to a far off
land. Different products require
different environment for safe transit. This fact must be clearly understood.
Control of the climate inside the warehouse covers two
major aspects of the internal condition of the storage: temperature and
humidity. Some items require certain type of storage condition with regards to
temperature and humidity. For example, electrical goods and pharmaceutical
items demand different conditions in the warehouse. While exposure to moisture
can damage the electrical goods, heat or rather high temperature can influence
the chemical combinations in the medicines. If proper temperature and climate
are not provided to these items, they will be damaged costing huge money to the
business. Therefore, climate controlled warehouse is a necessity for storing
some specific items for safe and secure distribution to the stakeholders.