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Warehousing: A Role Beyond Storage

After reading the chapter, the students should be able to understand:

  • Role of warehousing in logistics
  • Warehouse functions and options
  • Strategic decisions in warehousing (site, layout, type, storage)
  • Warehousing strategies
  • Warehousing performance measures

Modern warehousing is in the process of an evolutionary change from an emphasis on storage to emphasis on flow through, from inventories at rest to inventories at motion. In logistical systems the role of a warehouse is that of a switching facility rather than a storage facility. The effectiveness of the supply chain can be considerably enhanced through ...

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