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Succeeding At Your Yahoo!® Business by Linh Tang, Frank Fiore

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Chapter 20. Warehousing and Inventory Control

In This Chapter

• How to set up your warehouse

• Rules of inventory control

• How to do just-in-time delivery

• Packaging tips

How many products you carry and how much stocked inventory you need determine how much storage or warehouse space you require. Will you use your house, find an offsite warehouse, or outsource your warehousing needs? Be sure to include the added expenses in your business plan. Your products are not only a space hog, but they involve an extra cost for storage. Inventory control becomes important—and not only for space concerns. Your inventory is your cash, your working capital. If it’s all tied up in a slow-moving inventory, it impacts the operation of your entire business. ...

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