In today’s omnichannel retail environment, the efficient movement of food, drink and consumer packaged goods is essential in order to maximise stock availability and meet peak demand periods. Achieving this in a market that demands sustainability, both for the planet and on the bottom line, requires strategic collaboration throughout the supply chain.
Collaborative warehousing allows customers to benefit from better utilisation of capacity and resources to increase productivity levels. This drives greater operational efficiencies throughout the supply chain, utilising economies of scale and maximising overheads, benefitting the supply of mainline stores, convenience networks and online customers at their doorstep.
We work closely with our customers to find innovative ways of collaborating, leveraging shared warehouse resources that drive up efficiencies and service levels. Our collaborative warehousing space, assets and people are fully tailored to our customers’ needs and dovetail with omnichannel operating models.
Wincanton has over 30 strategically located shared warehouses across the UK, all integrated into our wider supply chain infrastructure, providing flexible multi-user storage, a quick and efficient route to market and scalable space for growth.
Furthermore, Wincanton’s collaborative warehousing is providing customers with a range of added value services including storage, picking, co-packing, reworking, inventory management, regional consolidation and transport. All our services are underpinned by highly mobile and flexible market-leading WMS technology that maximises the flow of materials throughout the warehouse, maintaining accuracy and enabling pinpoint execution.
Customers benefit from collaborative warehousing operations that can be scaled up or down according to seasonal or promotional demands, while our wet and dry bonded facilities enable customers to store goods under duty suspension – deferring all duties until the point of despatch.