Service providers who provide storage facilities for short or long term periods can be found here. Goods are kept in a safe and secure environment, in lockable containers or warehouses. These companies will own warehouses which are commercial buildings for the storage of goods. Warehouses are used by manufacturers, importers, exporters, wholesalers, transport businesses, customs and are usually large plain buildings in industrial areas of cities and towns. Some of these are fulfilment houses that specialize in product fulfilment services, on behalf of the product owner.
A manufacturer needs to keep adequate stock of raw materials to ensure smooth production. A trader has to maintain adequate stock of the products he sells to meet the demand. Maintenance of stocks of raw materials and finished products calls for storage. Storage helps to preserve goods at a particular place until these are required elsewhere.
Functions of Storage
Advantages of warehousing
There are many warehousing and storage facilities in Zambia. They are listed here for you to find them.