A recent report published onto Research and Markets states that the warehouse market is expected to reach a value of US$ 86.41 Billion by 2024.
The North America warehousing and storage market reached a value of $ 71.9 Billion in 2018. A warehouse can be described as a location used to store finished goods, raw materials, semi-finished goods, imported or exported goods, etc. The products are stored at each point of any product’s value chain and are made accessible to end customers as and when required. Warehouses allow the organization, whenever there is sufficient demand, to continue its manufacturing throughout the year and sell its products.
Warehouses can generally be split into three classifications, including general warehousing and storage, warehousing and storage of agricultural products, and refrigerated warehousing and storage. The rising demand from key application areas such as automotive, manufacturing, retail, technology, healthcare, construction, etc. are expected to witness strong development in the coming years. In addition to this, the publisher expects strong demand from the e-commerce sector as well. Web-based shopping has become popular and a go-to-option for nearly all customer types, escalating the demand for warehousing facility. Moreover, catalyzed by the growing popularity of frozen foods, the demand for refrigerated storage and warehousing has also increased. This can be ascribed to the easy availability of frozen food that is easy to cook and safe for consumption.
The North America warehousing and storage market is currently being driven by several factors. The demand for outsourcing warehousing services has been growing from manufacturing companies catalyzed by their productional and operational expansions. This has led to an increase in logistics needs in terms of the storage of raw materials and finished goods for retailers and distributors. In addition to this, considering the advantages of outsourcing in terms of enhanced operational efficiency and cost savings, shippers are also increasingly outsourcing the logistics portion of their activities to warehouse service suppliers. This allows them to concentrate on their core competencies. Apart from this, warehousing and storage help in managing a large amount of inventory for a business. It assists in matching the supply with the demand of a rapidly changing environment. Moreover, since all the goods are stored in a central location, it becomes easier to receive, store and distribute the products. Thus, reducing the transportation costs of a business. The accumulation of the goods allows a warehouse to act as a buffer and keep a balance between the demand and supply of the goods, profiting the business. Additionally, a warehouse also serves a wide range of social benefits to the clients, by helping them to keep a safety stocking for the time of emergency, such as delay in the transportation and shipment having defective goods, etc.