Warehouse scalability: predicting the future

Ensuring that there is a scalable process in place is the secret to delivering flexibility and managing seasonal and sustained growth. As your business grows, it is important to take warehouse scalability into consideration. Choosing the right environment to suit your ever-growing needs is a continuous challenge, will your space meet your needs in one, five, ten years time?



Although rapid growth is great for business, growing at a fast pace often causes issues. Growth comes with an increase in expenses, such as hiring new staff, large space requirements, shipping and packing costs and any additional supplies in order to fulfil orders.



With so much competition, any business that can’t keep up and fail to provide customer satisfaction will fail.



There are a few ways to create a balance to achieve sustainable growth without compromising customer care.  Businesses who see spikes in sales during seasonal periods, as well as the continued costs in quieter times, need to consider the options.



Working together with a good 3PL provider, who has the infrastructure and resources to handle your growth, will strengthen and support your business growth. Removing the stress of warehouse scalability and passing this operation to a leading warehouse 3PL provider is a strategic decision. When you take planning, precise forecasting and sensible, yet calculated investments into consideration for your business, you’ll have the ability to meet customer demand while still ensuring profits.



For more information, sarah.johnson@cannonpacking.co.uk