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Improve Operations and Cut Costs with Full Service Warehouse Management

 

When it comes to running a business, you’ve got a lot of decisions to make.

One of the most important choices is whether you want to manage everything yourself – your facility, your equipment, and your staff – or if you want to outsource one or more of those aspects of your operation to a third party.

Managing everything on your own undoubtedly provides you with the most oversight and control, but doing so can be very costly and time-consuming.  Often, businesses get wound up in their own red tape, dedicating countless hours to just keeping the lights on, rather than focusing on core initiatives that matter most to their business.

On the other hand, outsourcing can save time and money, but business owners can be frustrated by the resulting lack of control.  The business plan for many third-party logistics (3PL) companies involves moving your goods in and out of their warehouses, where your KPIs and processes may get sidelined in favor of supporting the 3PL’s bottom line.

Fortunately, there’s another, better option: outsourced full service warehouse management.

What is Full Service Warehouse Management?

When you choose full-service management for your facility provided by a 3PL, the 3PL provides all of the labor necessary to complete any task in your warehouse – that includes inbound, outbound, and supporting functions – while you maintain control and ownership of the facility itself, your equipment, and your warehouse management system (WMS).

A full service warehouse management from Capstone Logistics includes:

Inbound

  • Scheduling
  • Unloading
  • Receiving
  • Put-away

Manufacturing Support

  • Kitting
  • Labeling
  • Co-packing
  • Light assembly
  • Product customization

Outbound

  • Order selection
  • Pick and pack
  • Loading

Value added services

  • Driver support
  • Sanitation and auxillary services
  • Security and yard mangement
  • Freight handling

With full service warehouse management from Capstone, we bring our competent, experienced crews into your facility to help run it. Our teams are trained extensively in warehousing best practices and safety concepts, and they act as a seamless extension of your operation while you maintain a high degree of control and oversight.

In addition, Capstone’s proprietary technology gives greater visibility into your complete supply chain. And with data insights pulled from over 600 sites we manage, you can benchmark your KPIs against the best in the business.

Capstone also keeps an eye on demand fluctuations in your industry, adjusting your staff numbers appropriately and keeping high productivity while always optimizing costs. And when you use our teams, we manage their payroll, benefits, and training.

The benefits of a full-service warehouse management solution

A full-service warehousing solution from Capstone Logistics is the best of both worlds – combining the benefits of outsourcing with the control and oversight of an insourced solution.  With warehouse management provided by us, your leaders can be free to do what they do best – focus on your core business objectives.

In addition, outsourced warehouse management from Capstone is flexible and scalable, with staff levels changing to suit industry demand as needed.  That means that during peak season, you can scale up with more labor to create more output, and once that season ends and demand drops, so do your staff and costs.

As an integrated 3PL, we provide seamless coordination between all of your logistics functions via our unified framework, improving operational efficiency, streamlining processes, and increasing supply chain visibility across your network.

And as with all Capstone solutions, our full-service warehouse management operates based on a unique pay-for-performance model, where you only pay for work completed, not by the hour.

One Capstone partner increased productivity by 48%

High employee turnover, warehouse backlogs, and frequent line interruptions were stalling progress for our partner, a major Japanese automotive manufacturer.  With delays causing domino effects that quickly and severely impacted production, they turned to Capstone for help managing their 1.25 million square foot integrated logistics center (ILC).

After implementing Capstone’s warehousing solution, our partner saw significant improvement in their labor issues, including a 55% year-over-year reduction in workforce turnover, a 48% increase in units processed per shift, and 98% order accuracy.

To learn more about our partner’s full service warehouse management solution, read the full case study.

Conclusion

Business is complicated, but managing your warehouse doesn’t have to be.  With a full-service warehouse management solution from Capstone Logistics, you can leave running your warehouse to us while you focus on growing your business.