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A good warehouse is a treasure
Speaking about logistics, many people mean only the system of delivery and transportation of goods. Partially this opinion is correct. But if we consider logistics as an integral system, a single organism in the chain of Producer-Buyer, then we cannot ignore the issue of goods storage. For these purposes we need to choose a warehouse. Is this a simple task? Of course not. Any warehouse should not only meet the requirements of a company, but also have the right temperature regime for proper storage of goods, optimal area and have a convenient location in the city. How to choose a warehouse that would meet all these requirements?
Officially warehouses do not have a clear classification in Ukraine. Everyone chooses that room, which meets their requirements. If warehouses are classified by some criteria, most often it is the temperature regime and the level of humidity – the conditions necessary for goods storage. According to these criteria there are 4 types of warehouses:
Class A. Single-storey buildings made of lightweight metal structures.
Class B. Mainly buildings of rectangular shape, which cannot relate to the first type of facilities according to their technical characteristics. As a rule, these are one- or two-storey buildings, completely reconstructed or built from scratch.
Class C. These are, as a rule, insulated hangars or other premises converted for warehouses.
Class D. Premises, originally designed for non-warehouse purposes. As a rule, these facilities are obsolete or require major repairs.
The cost of renting premises for storage directly depends on its class. Its location is also important – the most expensive objects are offered in big cities: Kyiv and Kyiv region, Lviv, Odesa, Kharkiv, Dnipro. In the capital the warehouses located on the outskirts of Kyiv: on Zhytomyr, Boryspil and Odesa highways are considered to be the most in demand.