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The Value of Semi-Permanent Structures for Storage During Supply Chain Disruptions

The supply chain relies on a constant flow of goods and materials moving through facilities such as warehouses or manufacturing plants. 

However, even a minor disruption to the supply chain can have a seismic impact in terms of delays to orders, lost productivity and ultimately reduced profits. 

Stockpiling essential goods and services is one of the top ways that businesses can best protect themselves against supply chain disruptions. 

Semi-permanent structures from Lauralu can be built quickly and at scale at your location to help mitigate the impact of supply chain issues, and here’s how. 


Understanding supply chain disruptions

In recent years, the supply chain has faced major disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Brexit and even the infamous blockage of the Suez Canal in 2021.

Other reasons why the supply chain may be disrupted can include material shortages, labour shortages, environmental factors, demand fluctuations and supplier issues. 

In warehousing and manufacturing environments especially, the problem is that businesses can never be sure when disruptions to supply chains may occur. Nor can they control how severe the impact will be on the business, or even how long the disruption will last. 

But one thing that can be controlled is preparation, including protecting stock and creating additional storage through our semi-permanent structures. 


Semi-Permanent Structures Offered by Lauralu

Alongside providing extra storage space, a semi-permanent building structure from Lauralu can protect sensitive materials including stock or machinery that requires temperature-controlled storage. Beyond managing temperature changes, our insulated buildings also protect against rain, sunlight and other unsuitable conditions. In addition, our storage provides excellent security, with additional technology integrations also available.  


How a Semi-Permanent Structure Mitigates Supply Chain Disruptions

While semi-permanent structures boast aspects such as additional storage space, stock protection and even thermal control, it is by far the ability to use these features to plan ahead that is the biggest advantage of your investment.  

For warehouses especially, warehouse management systems (WMS) can be used to identify trends such as seasonal demand along with overall issues related to the supply chain. In response, a semi-permanent building structure can mitigate potential issues by providing additional storage to facilitate the ease of movement of materials or stock. 

Since semi-permanent structures can remain in place for up to several years, they also provide flexibility to cater to the ongoing needs of businesses to support continued growth. 

Some Challenges & Considerations

While additional storage can be used to reduce the potential impact of supply chain issues, it’s also important for businesses to look at wider measures to cover all bases. For instance, closing monitoring developing situations or trends which may impact the business. By staying alert and being quick to react and adapt, businesses can best be protected from disruption in the movement or general availability of goods. 


Lauralu – Adding value to your business with our semi-permanent buildings and structures 

Is your warehouse or manufacturing business vulnerable to supply chain disruptions? 

Lauralu can construct a semi-permanent structure at your location to provide additional storage for goods and materials. With various customisations available, our temporary structures can provide the space and protection your business needs.

Let us know how we can help by giving us a call at 01163 501684 or emailing us at enquiries@lauraluindustry.co.uk

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