What Is Driving the Trend Toward Bigger Warehouses?

Even if you’re just looking at moving to a bigger location because your business has grown so rapidly, I recommend you think hard about whether or not you really need the space before you make a final decision.

Do You Really Need More Warehouse Space?

Your inventory stock is just as important as your company stock, Fishbowl BlogFirst consider these questions:

  • Am I using my current warehouse space to the fullest?
  • How can I improve my warehouse management?
  • Is it worth the extra cost to get a bigger warehouse?

To find out if you’re using your warehouse space to the fullest, you can analyze your inventory to see how quickly you fill orders and if you keep too many products in stock. This analysis also helps you figure out how to manage your warehouse better. By reorganizing your warehouse and improving your inventory management, you can save a lot of space and put your money to better use.

It’s common sense to run a cost-benefit analysis on any business decision you make. If you decide your business is expanding fast enough that you need to invest in more office or storage space, then go for it. But if you learn that you still have plenty of room to grow in your current location, don’t worry about making a change yet.

Cut Out the Fat

If you’re considering moving into a bigger warehouse, think about what you really need instead just what you want. What price will you have to pay to enjoy an extra benefit? Can you live without it? By paying close attention to how you use what you already have, you can avoid a costly mistake.

About Robert Lockard

Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks and small business. Fishbowl Inventory is the #1-requested inventory management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies. His favorite movies include Mr. Smith Goes to Washington, Fiddler on the Roof, Back to the Future and Lawrence of Arabia.
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3 Responses to What Is Driving the Trend Toward Bigger Warehouses?

  1. I like your point of view. People buy bigger houses indeed and they do not realize that it will cost them more money to maintain it and fill it up. I prefer small house and have one 🙂 which is cosy and less expensive.

    • Thank you for your comment. It’s so interesting to me that the whole mentality in the housing market has been so backwards. A bigger home is better, even if it means the house will be more expensive, I’ll have more space than I know what to do with and I’ll be tempted to buy more things. I wouldn’t mind at all if house sizes started shrinking to a much more manageable size. I’m glad you’ve figured out a good solution in your own home. 🙂

  2. Pingback: My 10 Best Inventory Management Blog Posts of 2011 | Inventory System Software Blog

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