When you own and manage your own warehouse there is limited flexibility when it comes to reducing costs. The most significant reduction is most likely to be in your workforce, which can involve making the decision to lose hard-working and often essential staff. Otherwise, there are outgoings and costs associated with the building and infrastructure, but turning lights off and heating down does not motivate staff and may not bring the results you need. It’s important to react to slowdowns in your business but with fixed overheads, there is often nowhere to go.
Be flexible while your 3PL provider continuously improves their processes. Let them keep looking for ways to reduce their costs while continuing to provide you with service and quality.