The warehouses of raw materials are those warehouses in charge of all those materials and materials that are indispensable for the production or commercialization of a specific product.
According to the productive activity of each company, you will need a type of raw materials or others, and some will need to be protected from inclement weather and others will not, therefore, we can make a classification of the stores according to the degree of protection, in outdoor warehouses or covered warehouses. The climate controlled storage units Dallas, outdoor stores lack any type of building and are formed by spaces enclosed by fences, marked by numbers, painted signs, etc. Products that do not need protection against atmospheric agents are stored. The fact that they lack any type of building, does not mean that the materials cannot be protected with tarpaulins, plastics, wood, to protect them from the inclemency of the weather.
ACCORDING TO THE NATURE
Depending on the subsequent use that will be given to the stored materials, the warehouses can be classified in raw material warehouses, warehouses for intermediate materials and warehouses for finished products.
The warehouses of raw materials are those warehouses in charge of all those materials and materials that are indispensable for the production or commercialization of a specific product. These warehouses are of greater vital importance within a company, because if it were a trading company without a raw material warehouse it would not have to sell and if it does not sell it does not win, as in the productive companies due to the lack of a warehouse of materials raw production could stop because there would not be an adequate flow of materials.
UTILITY OF THE ORGANIZATION
They are called service warehouses, to those warehouses that are in the same of the facilities in which they are going to make the transformations of these materials, that is to say, that the materials they store, are the raw materials with which the product is made final. The general deposit warehouses have the function of storage, storage or conservation, management, control, distribution or marketing of goods and merchandise in custody or in transit, covered by certificates of deposit and the granting of financing with guarantee thereof. In general warehouses of deposit, they can transform, repair the materials deposited there, without varying the nature of said materials.
THEIR DEGREE OF MECHANIZATION
Not all warehouses have the same degree of mechanization, mainly because not all goods can be treated with the same mechanical means, therefore the warehouses according to their degree of mechanization in conventional warehouses, high density warehouses and automatic warehouses. Conventional warehouses are those whose height does not exceed 10 meters in height. And that they are equipped with shelves and simple means for the internal transport, of the type of a forklift truck, which forces to that the distance between shelves is greater due to the maneuverability.
The height of the shelves cannot exceed 4 meters in height which is the length of the mast of the conventional forklift. The width of the corridors will be a function of the maneuverability of the truck and the weight of the load to be handled, being normal a width of about 3.5 meters, although if some type of accessory for the truck is needed, this width could reach be older. The advantages of this type of warehouses lie in the optimum use of the available land, the absolute control of the stock and the reduction in direct workers dedicated to storage and maintenance. However, they have the disadvantage of having to support a very high initial investment, the need to implement a very robust computer system and the maintenance costs.