From design and IT to costs, material and equipment, CW takes a closer look at what goes into warehouse construction.
Warehousing indeed plays a critical role in the entire logistics value chain.
"The Indian logistics market is rapidly transforming into a highly competitive one with many players and sophisticated customers,"says Shrichand Chimnani, Director-Logistics, Schenker India.
"Our focus on efficient processes, which save time and money, and an integrated solution-led approach help us keep our customers happy. Value-added services and supply-chain integration offer flexibility to meet their demands in almost every situation."
"Keeping operation costs to a minimum is a top priority for most business owners as they strategise to reach maximum profit margins," says Samarnath Jha, CEO, Apollo LogiSolutions. "The need of speed in logistics may make the elimination of large warehousing centres seem like a good idea. However, warehousing remains a critically important part of the business supply chain." In his view, the considerable benefits of warehousing for a company's logistics include centralised location, better service implementation, value-added delivery component, and scaled or seasonal growth.
"Warehousing is an integral part of the logistics chain as it retains and manages attrition in transportation," says Praveen Somani, Director, Strategy & New Business Development, Inland World Logistics. "It also aids in data mining to a large extent."
Building the warehouse