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Every now and then, a customer with a need for warehousing has a product that must be stored in racks. Like most other warehouses, we offer rack storage by specific location. This helps keep a very accurate record of item history and locating individual items for shipping, especially considering all the other activities taking place in the warehouse like picking and packing, order fulfillment, and package assembly. Organization is critical and ..

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One of the advantages we have in public warehousing is the level of service we are committed to providing. By staying small, we are able to respond to customer inquiries, emergency shipping requests, and other issues with greater quickness and flexibility than most other warehouses. Each member of our staff is committed to the same level of service, so tasks like cycle counting, receiving, and order fulfillment are executed efficiently. Like la..

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Here in Memphis, we don’t deal with severe weather very often. We have a pretty mild climate and transportation issues due to weather are fairly uncommon. We have one of the world’s busiest airports for shipping cargo and it operates 365 days most years. Public warehousing in Memphis benefits from our moderate climate and that benefit is in turn passed on to our customers in the form of very few weather-related shipping delays.

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Sometimes when I talk to people, they don’t quite understand what public warehousing means, so I’ll give a quick explanation here. Public warehouses are warehouses like ours here in Memphis who provide third party logistics, also known as 3PL, services for various customers. Usually our customers are companies needing a small amount of space to store inventory and additional services like kitting, order fulfillment, and LTL freight shipping. We..

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This article highlights why we are such sticklers for process when it comes to shipping our customers’ freight. A lot of freight from a lot of warehouses leaves Memphis everyday and we do our best to make sure our customers don’t fall victim to this kind of theft. We’ve made a few truck drivers mad when we wouldn’t release freight without the proper id and info from them, but that’s the price you pay when you insist on doing things the right wa..

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I came across this article in a membership newsletter from the IWLA. This seems like it could have some interesting impacts on logistics and warehousing, and even though Memphis doesn’t have a deep water port, we are the distribution capital of the US. More and faster freight will likely mean more storage and distribution for public warehouses like us in Memphis. Read the article here.

 

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Recently we’ve been doing a little research into frozen storage. Being a smaller public warehouse here in Memphis, TN, we’re trying to gauge the demand and availability of frozen storage for smaller accounts our size. Ideally, we’d love to be able to offer refrigerated storage and frozen storage immediately, but it’s hard to gauge just how much these services are needed. Currently, there is one large provider of frozen storage here in Memphis, ..

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We’ve been in the warehousing business in Memphis, TN for a long time. We opened our first warehouse here in 1948, though we’ve moved to a different part of the city since then. Warehousing has been around for a lot longer than that, though.

Here’s an interesting entry describing warehouses in ancient Rome:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horreum

Here’s an interesting story about an ancient Egyptian warehouse, discovered fairly recently:

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Among the various warehousing services like order fulfillment, kitting, light assembly, and repacking, we also offer cross-docking and trans-loading services. Our location here in Memphis, TN makes us an ideal location for third-party logistics services like load consolidation and short-term storage for freight going just about anywhere. A number of our cross-docking customers use our warehouse facilities to drop off partial loads from many dif..

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FedEx, based right here in Memphis, TN, has recently added a new tool that will allow residential customers to schedule and reroute deliveries. I think we have been frustrated with shipping at one time or another when we’ve missed a package due to not being home to sign for it. Their new tool is designed to alleviate that frustration. This will also help companies like us who do order fulfillment because sometimes deal with customer dissatisfac..

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