Warehouses play a crucial role in ensuring that the supply chain remains efficient and responsive to demand. It act as a buffer to accommodate production schedules and market consumption patterns. Warehouses support businesses in managing inventory, reducing costs, improving customer service, and handling logistics.

Warehouse function:

  • Receiving: The process of accepting and storing incoming goods.
  • Storage: Keeping goods in an organized manner to protect them from damage and make them easily retrievable.
  • Picking: Selecting and gathering products in the correct quantities to fulfill customer orders.
  • Packing: Properly enclosing selected products for shipment.
  • Shipping: The final step where packed orders are dispatched to their destinations

Our warehouse includes steps below:

1. Receiving

The process begins when goods are delivered to the warehouse dock. They are checked for accuracy and damage, and then entered into the warehouse management system (WMS). Good receiving practices ensure that the correct items are stocked and available for order fulfillment.

2. Storage

Goods are held in the warehouse until they are needed for an order. They may be stored on shelves, in bins, on pallets, or in other storage systems. Proper inventory management practices are employed to track the location, quantity, and status of all goods.

3. Picking

When a customer places an order, warehouse workers retrieve (or "pick") the items from their storage locations. Picking is often the most labor-intensive process in a warehouse, so optimizing the picking flow is essential for operational efficiency.

4. Packing

Once items are picked, they are brought to a packing area where they are prepared for shipment. This may involve inspecting the items again, placing them in appropriate packaging, and including any necessary documentation or labeling.

5. Staging

Packed orders are moved to a staging area where they are organized and queued for shipment. Staging is a temporary holding point to ensure that orders are complete and ready for the right mode of transportation.

6. Shipping

Finally, orders are loaded onto trucks, shipping containers, or other transportation modes and sent to the customer. The shipment is documented, and tracking information is often provided to the customer.

Inside sight of our E-commerce warehouse