Now, we can move on to some other kinds of warehouses in use.
Special Commodity warehouse
As the name itself suggests, for some particular commodity, a
particular type of warehouse may be necessary.
Storing being one of the main functions of a warehouse, the warehouse
for a particular commodity must be so built that the product stored is not spoilt
since the stored commodity is meant for sale.
Without storage tanks, storing petrol cannot be thought of. And to store
grains, you need an elevator to scoop up grains from lower level and deposit
them in a silo or in some other storage facility.
And to store tobacco, a warehouse must have barns; a barn is a large
shed where things like tobacco can be stored and protected from damage.
All such facilities must be available
in respective warehouses. In a way, a warehouse is a business-promotion
measure. For example, you store grains purchased at some market price and you
normally sell them at a 5% profit. It so happens that due to some microeconomic
factors, if your salesman says that there is a reliable prediction that the
price is likely to go up after sometime. Naturally, a business man will not
like to miss the opportunity; he must keep the grains undamaged for some time
till the market reaches the predicted rate. It can be seen now that warehouses
play a very crucial role in the business promotion.
Storage or Refrigerated Warehouses
This kind of refrigerated warehouse is used for storing perishable
commodities like eggs, fruits, vegetables, fish and fresh meat, so on.
The great advantage of a refrigerated warehouse allows the perishable
commodities to be stored for a very long time which facility in turn makes it
possible that those commodities are made available throughout the year, not
necessarily seasonal accessibility.
With the media creating keen health awareness among the people, they
prefer to include in their diet some fruit and they would very much like to
have the fruit supplied to them all round the year even though under normal
circumstances that fruit may be traditionally available during some season.
A very large
warehouse, sometimes, may set aside a part of the building for cold storage.
The large warehouse generally has other provisions for administrative
buildings, restrooms, rooms to keep equipments, so on.