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Warehouse And Distribution

It is important that supply chain managers have an overall strategy for commodity warehousing, particularly in resource poor environments where warehousing can provide a buffer against uncertainties and breakdowns within the supply chain. Managers need to think of warehouses not simply as four walls, a ceiling and a floor where inventory rests, but as dynamic operations centers housing a varied range of distinct yet complementary activities that combine to collect and hold products for subsequent shipment to service delivery points.
The supply chain manager needs to know the following about warehousing and distribution, which are covered in this chapter: