Types of warehouses
Types of warehouses
Introduction to types of warehouse
Warehouses are the integral part of supply chain. Before talking about various types of warehouses, it is important to talk about warehouse. “Warehouse is a place or an establishment for the safe storage of goods”. The warehouses built for storage of goods differ in sizes, designs and production depending upon the nature of goods and products.
The company who runs for its own use is a private warehouse. Mainly this type of warehouse is owned and operated by channel suppliers and resellers and used in their own distribution activity. For instance a major retail chain may have several regional warehouses supplying their stores or a wholesaler will operate a warehouse at which it receives and distributes products.
Next are public warehouses. This kind of warehouse is run by government for public use on lease/rental basis. A public warehouse is a specialized business establishment that provides storage facilities to the general public for a certain charge. It may be owned and operated by an individual or a cooperative society. Public warehouses are very important in the marketing of agricultural products and therefore the government is encouraging the establishment of public warehouses in the cooperative sector.
Next is Contract warehouses. Contract warehouses run by a company for a particular company as per agreement. A contract warehouse handles the shipping, receiving and storage of goods on a contract basis. This type of warehouse usually requires a client to commit to services for a particular period of time.
Next are Bonded warehouses. Bonded warehouses are also called customs warehouse. Mainly , this warehouses are facilitated with security concerns and is supervised by customs authorities, where dutiable landed imports are stored pending their re-export, or release on assessment and payment of import duties, taxes, and other charges.