The Importance of Working with a Qualified Warehouse
Having a robust storage solution is the backbone of the success for any company that relies on the transportation of goods. When considering whether a warehouse is qualified to meet those needs, there are certain key considerations to look out for. Working with a qualified warehouse means the facility will have warehousing and transportation programs in place that are flexible enough to accommodate a wide variety of items, without sacrificing the standards of quality-assurance and safety.
The Need for Qualifications
Warehouses are a vital part of the supply-chain, and therefore, the impact that a warehouse has on the transportation of goods is enormous. It is important to hire a warehousing company that is well-versed in warehouse management and has been effectively maintaining the same warehouse for several years. An unqualified warehouse is more likely to damage or lose stock, costing you financial troubles and damaging your company’s reputation for customers.
Not only that, but warehouse floors tend to be especially busy and surrounded with heavy machinery. Considering the safety of employees and members of the third-party supplier should therefore be paramount. Having a safe and certified warehouse will create a creater sense of trust with all partners.
Keep in mind though, there are several red flags to be cautious of. Some potential issues include poor air flow, storage area overcrowding, security, a lack of safety equipment, and other logistical inadequacies. When vetting potential options, any warehouse worth your consideration should be able to provide the minimum government-mandated certifications appropriate to your province. This is the minimum, of course, as any robust option will also be qualified by reputable networks and associations, such as the Canadian Warehousing Logistics Network.
Finding a Qualified Warehouse with the CWLA
Not only does the CWLA vet some of the top-rated, top-quality warehouses in the country through its rigorous qualification certification, but it also specializes in connecting businesses with appropriate warehousing options. By reaching out to the CWLA through our contact form, you can be assured that your specific needs will be strongly considered when we match you with some of the most qualified warehouses in Canada.
The CWLA is a community of like-minded warehousing & supporting companies. We can help you generate leads, stay informed with industry news, regulations, & upcoming events. Our association is open to all warehousing, trucking, co-packing, or fulfillment providers. Please contact us if you have any questions.