6. Warehouse Negotiations, Agreements, and Contracts

Introduction

This chapter discusses the role that contracts have in warehousing services and the process involved in attaining a contract for warehousing services. You explore the tools that put a contract in place and the components within those tools.

Role of Contracts

All third-party warehouse agreements should be governed by a contract, whether a public or a contract type of warehousing approach is used. Contracts are designed to protect both the user and provider, and should facilitate a healthy partnership between the parties. Contracts codify the expectations of both parties, provide protection to both parties in the event of breach, and establish the foundation for any legal recourse ...

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