Planning for the holiday season sometimes starts years in advance in the logistics sector. The uncertainty with the current Brexit situation has left businesses in the UK scrambling to stockpile goods to prevent potential shortages. All this stockpiling has left warehouses stuffed to the brim. The reality of warehouse shortages is affecting the entire logistics industry this year. Let’s take a closer look.
Build up to Brexit Shortages
The first deadline for Brexit was March of 2019. By January 2019, 75% of UK warehouses were reporting full warehouse capacities. Stockpiling for the holiday season left no room for other items that they would usually stock like car parts, toiletries, and dried foods. This will lead to future shortages, as well as congestion at the borders.
Specialty Warehouse Shortages
Specialty warehouses that hold refrigerated food items are facing additional complications since space is minimal. Car manufacturers are facing similar problems since they require large volumes of space to stockpile goods. As companies are reaching their warehouse limits, production has ceased on those particular items, causing a whole plethora of problems for both companies and their employees.
Adaptability is Needed
With Brexit being such a question mark, it is hard for the logistics industry to prepare and adapt accordingly. But changes will have to be made, mainly by trial and error, to keep Britain’s trading industry working smoothly. Seven million British people are involved in the making, selling, and distributing of goods. They are all depending on new technology and thorough planning to get them through this uncertain time.
How To Adapt
Because of the warehouse shortages in the UK, this has caused major logistic issues for companies moving goods through the area. As a result, partnering with an experienced logistics company to overcome this challenge is incredibly important. Contact All Points Container Line if you are having any logistic issues.