DISTINCTIVE STAGES OF WAREHOUSING

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A warehouse is a building where goods are stored until the time they are required either for consumption, sale or other use. It is also called go down, a depot or a silo. Warehousing refers the process of receiving goods into a warehouse, storing them and protecting them from damage and finally ensuring they are available when they are needed.

  1. Receiving-this usually involves;
  • Inspecting the goods to ensure they are in the good condition.
  • Grading and coding of goods inorder to identify them easily at the time of issue.
  • Recording the receipt of goods into the warehouse.

2.Storage-this usually involves;

  • Providing facilities and machines which ensures proper storage of goods in the warehouse.
  • Recording the movement of goods into and out of the warehouse.
  • Stock taking to ensure the actual quantity held corresponds to the stocks records.
  • Distribution/releasing when needed-this involves;
  • Receipt of requisitions for goods either the owner /buyer.
  • Preparation such methods e.g. packaging.
  • Inspection of the goods to be issued.
  • Preparation and verification of documents accompanying the goods to be issued.
  • Recording the goods to be issued.
  • Arranging for transportation of the issued goods.



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