How PVC Fabric Shelters Can Help With Logistics Planning

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The world of logistics planning is becoming more and more time and resource intensive, as demand continues to grow for new products and materials. Recent worldwide shortages in labour, raw materials, and warehousing space have compounded the issues, impacting supply chains and causing costly delays.

There is also a growing need to meet environmental and sustainability targets in all areas, from product sourcing to transportation and warehousing. At the same time, businesses are under pressure to meet sales targets and satisfy customer demand within ever-shorter time frames.

It is therefore crucial to have the right level of stock in the right place, and at the right time. This is where PVC fabric shelters can provide a valuable resource to businesses who operate in these demanding circumstances.  Here’s a look at how they can play a pivotal role in logistics planning.

Temporary storage solutions

One of the biggest challenges that many businesses face is fluctuating demand for stock, due to seasonal changes, fashion-led trends, promotional deals, or any other number of variables. This can mean that traditional warehouse space is either standing empty and not providing any return on investment, or it is overcrowded.

Warehouse space is in high demand in many areas of the UK, meaning that it can be difficult to find on-demand rental storage space. PVC fabric shelters provide an ideal solution for businesses who are facing this dilemma.

They can be deployed rapidly to meet additional storage needs during periods of high demand, without the costs associated with sourcing a permanent structure. The shelters are robust enough to withstand tough weather conditions, making them a safe and secure storage solution.

On-site workshops

PVC shelters can be used as on-site workspaces, for logistical purposes such as assembly, packing, and quality control. They can also be used for any other type of business that requires temporary storage workspace, such as agricultural facilities and automotive manufacturing.

This may be a priority if the business is dealing with perishable goods, or valuable stock that it is crucial to protect from the elements.

Time and cost efficiency

Fabric shelters can be erected on a level surface within a matter of hours, making them a much more time-efficient option than a traditional on-site build or even a prefabricated building. This flexibility can be critical in the time-sensitive logistics industry, ensuring that stock levels are always in line with demand.

It is also hugely beneficial in terms of cost, because the shelter can be rented on a temporary basis, or relocated or sold when no longer required. This avoids the considerable expense of sourcing or building permanent premises that need to be maintained even when not being used.


Deploying temporary storage solutions is also a sustainable and eco-friendly alternative to maintaining a bricks and mortar building. The shelters have a much lower carbon footprint and they mean that no unnecessary energy is being expended in their construction or maintenance.

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