Well, they won’t cost you a big fat zero initially but if you look at things from the long term point of view, it could just as well be the case. Because once you have laid down the initial capital required for professional catalyst warehouse management, the costs you would have expended otherwise will have whittled away from quarter to quarter.
You take into account a comprehensive service package and there you go. It includes meticulous attention to detail and obligatory on site catalyst handling work. You are also spared the storage and handling space. One vast empire that can cover ten acres of land in warehouse space gives you trucking access on a twenty-four-hour basis. All warehousing requirements outsourced are looked after by a monitored security system with limited access and fencing perimeters secured. The warehouse operates within foreign trade zone designations.
In this service, you can be the incumbent of full inventory control along with shipping and goods receiving work. Advanced inventory control methods are now being used to enable you to track and manage your catalyst. Data collection gives you immediate access to the current state of your catalyst inventory. Inventory movements are recorded on a monthly basis. You, as the customer, are provided with a list of your shipments sent and received. You are kept abreast of a running balance of your catalyst kept in inventory.
All this outsourcing business is surely good for your cost saving objectives. You are spared the effort of having to find serviceable land which, even if you did, will still be subject to regulatory controls that are cumbersome to manage, even for the best run operations. And if you are a small business operator who needs storage space you should be prepared to share it.