“Warehousing logistics from within” meetup: online event explaining warehousing industry in detail
The CoreTeka team is known for its abundant educational events. The quarantine measures lead to rediscovering online meetups and webinars, designed in order for the team to share expertise and discuss important questions.
On 21th of May, 2020, the team came together for an online webinar dedicated to warehousing logistics and warehousing industry.
The headliners were uncovering the changes in Ukrainian warehousing logistics along with the best practices in warehousing industry, which were implemented in a new project, devised by the team, called Wareteka.
The speakers brought to light multiple topics, revealing the challenges they faced and the solutions they developed.
Check the brief overview of each of them.
The difference between “Party Logistics” providers
The difference between 1 to 4 PL providers in the warehousing industry is a key to understanding the concept of PL.
The speakers explained the main difference between the 4PL and 3PL, paying more attention to third-party logistics services. 3PL tends to work with the companies that have 400 pallets of orders and above. There are a certain number of respectable 3 PL logistic operators on Wareteka platform, with whom the agreement was signed.
4 PL manages the production processes and orders that are made on production areas.
Types of warehouses
To buy a warehouse, a businessman needs to have money, staff and complete understanding of the chain of all operational tasks. The warehouses are built in that case by developers, not by 3PL providers.
Each warehouse performs specific functions. The experts discussed with the team the differences between the classes of warehouses, describing the division of warehouses into such clusters as:
- warehouses of raw materials, which will be manufactured then;
- warehouses of components, with the help of which the equipment is maintained on the plants;
- warehouses of completed products;
- warehouses of seasonal storage;
- customs warehouses;
- commercial warehouses.
Automation of warehouses in Ukrainian logistics
Ukrainian and European logistics real estate markets differ, therefore they need to be compared and learned.
Development of the warehousing logistics market in Poland is higher several times by the intensity of warehouses’ construction than on the Ukrainian market. Mechanization and robotization ripe all the benefits of automation and a warehouse management system to bring every business to success.
The team had a chance to discuss the success stories and failure examples in Ukrainian logistics during the Warehousing logistics meetup.
There were also multiple cases the team faced during some of the projects that were worth mentioning in the light of good practices. For example, Coreteka implemented the software product for warehouse automatization. It allows to track the entire process in a warehouse and optimize the costs associated with personnel. The service tracks how often the products break down, on which products it is needed to send more components for repair. It brought 25 percent more to warehouse efficiency.
Cases connected to Ukrainian postal operators
Warehousing logistics meetup wouldn’t be complete without mentioning the cases related to Ukrainian postal operators and postal operators comparison in terms of best practices that can be implemented in projects.
The speakers referred to some of the local postal operators, such as Nova Poshta and Ukrposhta, and the likelihood of mistakes that happen when the orders are formed.
The international shipping practices were also brought to attention. The team discussed the
technology that allows international parcels to pass the customs in 4 seconds with the help of X-ray examination.
Warehouse management processes consist of multiple stages: weighing, photography, search of the missing parcels on site. The information about a warehouse audit, the warehouse processes, job of landlords and brokers, was explained and discussed at the Warehousing logistics meetup.
It was useful for participants to gain new knowledge from the Business Development Manager and experts team, who have amazing cases in creating software for successful warehousing, and are always ready to share their experience.
What’s more important, this online meetup was completely secure and still was a great chance for the team to express thoughts and discuss new ideas. Such events always lead to innovative thinking and more creative projects on the horizon.