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The Definitive Guide to Warehousing: Managing the Storage and Handling of Materials and Products in the Supply Chain by Brian C. Keller, Scott B. Keller, CSCMP

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15. Unique Functioning and Unique Materials Warehousing

Introduction

Globalization and product variety often drive a need for warehousing capabilities greater than those provided by conventional warehouses. Functional requirements and unique characteristics of goods may dictate the use of specialty warehouses. Product control and security can be facilitated via the use of specialty capabilities provided by bonded warehouses and Foreign Trade Zones. Unique handling requirements and value-added services could also be provided by specialty warehouses. Special handling facilities can also be engaged to assist with reverse logistics requirements.

Unique Functioning and Unique Materials Warehousing

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