Tips On Storing Perishables
Anyone who is in the business of taking vast amounts of goods around the country, or for importing from foreign nations will always have a problem of finding the right storage facilities which are big enough to take the amount coming in. A public warehouse facility is there for just such a purpose. Indeed, the 3PL way is the best way to solve any kind of storage problem that may crop up.
The third party logistic providers will certainly know how to take control of any goods that are in transit. They can also repackage and reprint anything to do with these goods to save the contractor time and energy.
But this is not the only service that these companies provide. Loads which are sometimes huge can be split apart into smaller units so that they can be delivered all over the country. This used to be done by the wholesaler but since he no longer has to worry about this aspect, he can usually source other business while this work is being undertaken.
The other good thing about getting a great company to help out is that they normally have contacts with sister companies who can custom make cartons to repack most of the goods. The way in which goods are packaged really denotes how they will arrive at their destination so making sure that the cartons are of reasonable quality will ensure that the goods arrive undamaged.
This is particularly important when it is fresh foods that are to be transported across the country. Even the storage has to be at the right temperatures so that the goods do not perish, and then there is the speed of breaking down the order and transporting them onwards to consider.
For example, fresh lobster or seafood is notoriously difficult to keep fresh so having temperature controlled facilities is of the utmost importance. Then the handling and repackaging must be done by people who know how to handle this commodity in a clean and efficient manner, all the time keeping the product as cool as possible. Then they have to be delivered across the country from temperature controlled vehicles to ensure that they arrive at their destination as fresh as possible for the consumer or restaurant to consume safely.
Where chicken or other fowl is being stored, cross contamination is also a problem since these commodities often drip body fluids out of their packaging. Contamination can be a problem so it is imperative that the people handling these goods know how to cut down on cross contamination and eliminate it completely if possible.
It is obvious then that any goods which have to be stored away from the contractor or importer buying them must be entrusted to companies who know how to take care of them in the best possible way. Of course, once the company has proved itself, importers or buyers will certainly keep going back to where they get quality and timely service at excellent rates. A good reputation certainly speaks for itself!