A warehouse is a facility used to store goods and is a critical element in the overall supply chain. The primary purpose of the warehousing facility is to receive, store, and process goods for the eventual shipment and distribution to manufacturing operations, other businesses, and consumers. Warehousing operations include internal processes and technology which link to the broader supply chain. These operations help to coordinate the incoming goods, store and track the goods, and ultimately ship and distribute goods to their intended destinations.
In this learning block, these basic, high-level elements of warehousing operations will be reviewed:
- History of Warehousing
- Warehousing Today
- Warehouse Operations
- Warehouse Operational Enablers