As a business grows and sales increase there will be a point at which the warehousing and logistics will need to be evaluated to ensure the operation is running quickly and smoothly no matter the amount of orders arriving. When running their own warehouse, it is a priority that the management of the daily operation does not impede on the customer experience.
Norfolk-based Johnston Logistics UK has over 40 years’ experience in providing overflow warehousing solutions within the alcoholic drinks, fast moving consumer goods (FMCG), retail, manufacturing and automotive sectors from their extensive site on the A11.
“We receive calls from companies that all have one common denominator – their current logistics solution is failing to meet the high standards of their customer” says Robin Bennett, Business Development at Johnston Logistics UK. “They have experienced growth – rapid or steady – and now need the professional help of a mature 3PL to take them to the next level”.
When a business expands above the capacity of the current logistics environment it can cause simple problems such as ‘not enough racking so the goods are to be stored on the ground level’ to turn into ‘major problems such as the picker cannot fulfil a customer order due to the obstructions in the warehouse’. It is imperative to have a solution in place to combat any issues that arise within the operation.
“Knowing the industry is an important factor when reaching out to support potential new business” continued Robin. “We have seen a rise in the number of enquiries that need bespoke solutions, particularly within the food and drinks sector where there are stringent rules on the storage of goods for human consumption”.
Johnston Logistics UK can offer a wide range of competitive services to provide a complete and trusted logistics solution. This includes:
- Competitive pricing.
- Sophisticated warehouse management system.
- Industry specific knowledge within the alcoholic drinks, retail, manufacturing and automotive sectors.
- In-house IT development team for fast, bespoke integration.
- Customs and Excise Bonded warehousing – one of only two in Norfolk.
- Advantageous location – based on the A11 with quick access to ports, airports and the rest of UK.