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Storage World

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50% discount off first 8-weeks

Conveniently located nearby

Flexible terms available

20 different unit types available

Just In Time supply Chains and Covid-19

The FT.com reported this week that Britain’s warehouses could be full in a matter of weeks. In the face of Covid-19 restrictions there are tens of thousands of containers congesting ports, non-essential supplies stuck in dormant retailers and more enroute that will not be replenishing sold items.

Supply chains have become super sophisticated, with many businesses operating on a just in time basis. Aligning manufacture, distribution, logistics, supply and demand had become a fine art, practised by many. Covid-19 has at least in the short term changed that.

The speed in which Covid-19 reached the UK meant that most businesses had little time to alter product supply demands. For most this had one of two pressures – huge demand surges and no product, or the reverse. But what happens to all this stock remains unclear. The machine often cannot shift its direction quickly, so in the short term there will be huge holes in most businesses supply chains.

Larger retailers and operators have systematically secured short term leases on some of the larger available stock. Some of this stock had been dormant for a little while. It is only as the take up moves into the smaller properties that the downward pressure become real. There is a very clear likelihood that businesses will need to be flexible. The most efficient becoming most exposed as the efficiencies do not start at their door. At least in the short term, they will need to adapt alongside flexible solutions. Where will surplus stocks be kept, how will space be created to guarantee a safer workplace, where will all the staff operate from, what role will technology play?

It could be that the challenges are relatively short term. Specifically, the measures a business will need to deploy for the Summer of 2020, could be entirely different to the environments needed in two years’ time. But what is clear, there is an almost immediate need that only lockdown exit will start to make clear – now is the time to anticipate and prepare.


Secure Storage Solutions

Clean, safe and secure storage solution at an affordable price, highly recommend this place, very close to the heart of manchester, easy access in and out. Big thanks to Tricia and her team for sorting out my storage needs, very knowledgeable, professional and more importantly friendly.
Highly recommended.

Marcus Wong

A Quick and Easy Process

Quick and easy to reserve and simple sign up process when I arrived. I had under estimated my load size and needed more space which the guys on site quickly arranged for me. Very helpful and friendly staff. A recommended company

Alex Jones

Same Day Move In

Fantastic experience. Needed storage quickly and the staff were on hand to help get everything sorted as fast as possible – was in the same day. They even helped to make sure I got the right size unit so I didn’t over pay – they could have sold me a far bigger one but wanted to make sure I got the best deal and was happy – that doesn’t happen very often! Well Done!

Ed Green-Moore

Extremely Helpful Staff

Extremely helpful staff, talked me through everything, gave me a tour of the facility, the sign up process was very straight forward, and most important excellent value for money.

John O'neill

Trolleys and Good Lighting

Great storage with lots of trolleys and good lighting. Lots of parking bays so it is easy to park close to the storage unit entrance. A friendly and helpful team (Anthony and Nick) that get back to you quickly by email or phone.

Tanya Grenade

100% Recommended

100% recommend Storage World. The storage lockers are well priced, secure and very clean. The facility is well set up to make loading and unloading very straight forward. Jeni on the desk was so increddibly helpful and went out of her way to make sure we were well set up and happy. Thanks very much to all at Storage World and particularly Jeni!

Tom Daubney

Business Self Storage

Can’t praise the guys enough, Tricia initially found me a unit over year ago and patiently kept me up to date on availability as I was unable to move my business as quickly as I’d hoped. All the staff are friendly and helpful. A safe and clean place to work.

Joanne Beswick