With the employment market in warehousing currently looking more unstable than usual, possible help is on the way through technological advancements that could revolutionize parts of the warehousing industry. This is according to the Warehouse Education and Research Council as they try to pinpoint trends for 2020.
However, warehousing space is still being seen as a great investment, with e-commerce continuing to drive demand for vacant areas that can be used to store and distribute goods for online shoppers. Supply is still coming some way behind demand however, with vacancy rates falling to historically low levels. Some firms are trying to find a way around this by building taller warehouses that stretch up numerous floors.
Warehousing solutions are available from distributors
Existing distribution companies could have the answer. There are a number of shipping and trucking companies providing access to huge areas of warehousing space, which can be used by customers to either store goods long or short term, or as a base for shipping to customers. RTL (Reliable Transportation Link)is based in Vaughan, Ontario, and adds warehousing availability to its trucking services across Calgary, Edmonton, Halifax, Montreal, Regina, Toronto, Vancouver, Winnipeg and other major destinations across Canada and the US.
This substantial warehousing space extends to over one million square feet and offers storage inside and outside. RTL also supplies distribution services and order fulfilment, management of inventories, cross docking, truckload and less-than-truckload transportation across the whole of North America, and a small parcel service and bespoke transportation for shipments travelling across the border.
Technology advances mean smart warehouses
The technological advances identified by the Warehouse Education and Research Council as providing key trends for 2020 means big things might be in store for smart warehouses. This means secure and tracked storage and shipment of goods that many customers are increasingly looking for as standard from their distributor.
At RTL, the company uses its own web-based information management system to ensure drivers and cargo are fully tracked, meaning complete tracking is provided for goods from when they are received and through their journey along its shipping. This tracking is ongoing so the information relayed remains consistently accurate throughout the shipping process. This system also tracks items through intermodal shipping and adds an extra layer of security in busy ports and terminals.
The RTL warehousing service also offers heavy duty vehicles that can lift and transport goods weighing from 999lb to 99,999lb. The company’s warehousing can also store hazardous and dangerous goods and provides 24/7 security and surveillance by CCTV and security guards, offering a solid level of reassurance to customers that their goods are safe and secure.
E-commerce promises bright future for warehousing
As e-commerce continues to thrive, it’s very business model of relying on large scale storage and distribution means the warehousing industry stands to benefit greatly – as long as it can move with the times and innovate in its tracking, storage and distribution systems. It is both daunting and enticing to note that the market is still not realizing its potential, even though 2019 saw revenue in Canada alone hit $4 billion.
RTL, Reliable Transportation Link, is based in Vaughan, Ontario, and provides warehousing in Toronto for customers needing storage space for large or small items. This on-site storage comes in water, wind and weather resistant containers, and is fully trackable through an ongoing inventory system.
Company Name: Reliable Transportation Link
Contact Person: Walter
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Address:6201 Highway 7 West, Unit #2
State: Ontario L4H 0K7