The materials warehouse focuses on the storage, transport, distribution and assembly of raw materials used in a manufacturer’s business. Materials logistics are vital to every business, so it is important to identify warehouse partners who use appropriate storage and management techniques. Storing raw materials requires a specific set of management skills that are not available in every warehouse.
For example, certain raw materials may have individual storage requirements that need to be adapted and monitored. Having a quality materials management system and hardware in place will keep your raw material components safe from expiry, damage and theft, so you will spend very little money replacing and repairing products.
Choosing the right raw material warehouse management solution will increase the efficiency of your material warehouse and reduce your operating costs through systematic and careful handling, movement, packaging and storage techniques. The best raw material warehouse should be able to accommodate a wide range of products of different shapes, sizes and weights.
- Raw materials
- Unprocessed materials
- Individual components and ingredients
- Partially finished products
- Finished products
- Rejected components
- Scrap material
- Packaging materials