Temperature controlled storage? In CORAX, locations can be allocated in zones. Countless zones can be created by CORAX users and items can be allocated to specific zones with the option of specifying a sequence in terms of zones. With the Value Added Service (VAS) you can also indicate that picked items must be collected in a temperature-controlled space.
Do Warehouses Regulate Storage Temperature?
Not all warehouses regulate the storage temperature that your products are placed under. Depending on what you are storing, this could have no effect, or it could prove detrimental to a big part of your supply chain. Unfortunately, some warehouses cannot facilitate controlling storage temperature, while others may just not be willing to do so.
Your facility should offer storage temperature control with a solid system in place to accurately categorize items and ensure that they are stored in temperatures that are most conducive to their preservation. WMS software goes a long way in pulling this one off.
It would be near impossible to remember the different conditions that various items in your inventory thrive under. With an automated system at play, all this information is recorded in categories, which makes them easily identifiable.
Once the system is being used to its full effect, you should not have to worry about potential damage and losses that directly result from temperature-based negligence.
How Does CORAX Facilitate Temperature Controlled Storage?
CORAX uses zones to effectively manage the need for temperature controlled storage. You begin by segmenting your locations into various zones. There is no limit to the number that you can create per location, and each zone can have both commodities and users allocated to them.
You even have the option to specify a sequence in terms of the said zones. It is not hard to see how doing this and essentially labeling goods according to their respective zones is going to lead to a much smoother process flow in your warehouse.
Having a value-added service (VAS) in the mix is always a recommended approach, as such features are built to expand the core functionality of a platform, making it more satisfying and practical to use. In this case, the VAS allows you to indicate when picked items are to be collected in a temperature-controlled space. CORAX covered all the required bases for preservation in this way.
Is Temperature Controlled Storage Only for Food Items?
No one can blame you if food items are the first things to come to mind when you hear about temperature controlled storage. After all, if items are perishable and temperature is such a vital part of the mix, it is almost always some kind of edible consumable, isn’t it? However, other items are often thrown into the mix as they require storage at a special temperature for longevity.
Wooden furniture is a perfect example. No temperature extremes should be present in the environment that you store these items. If the air is warm and humid, you are going to end up with swollen and warped wood. On the flip side, winter air that is dry and cold can lead to shrinkage and cracks in the wood.
Leather, upholstery, and fabrics also fall under this category. You can end up with permanent fabric damage from mildew or mold infestations. Should you be storing these items in a warehouse, you want to create a cool space where there is not too much moisture in the air.