Business warehouse and inventory management


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Product Description

Supply chains are constantly faced with challenging and evolving consumer demands. To remain competitive in the market, all partners along the supply chain are responsible for value-adding activities. Warehousing and inventory management are significant components of a supply chain, irrespective of how short or long, and have the propensity either to elevate operations or render them redundant. Business warehouse and inventory management dis­cusses critical aspects pertaining to warehouse and inventory management that are necessary for the successful operation of a supply chain in the con­temporary business environment.

Business warehouse and inventory management begins with Part A, contex­tualising supply chain management and warehouse management. Part B fo­cuses on various key components of inventory management and, finally, Part C investigates integrated warehousing and inventory risk management support­ed with outlining future trends within warehouse and inventory management.

Contents include the following:

  • Introduction to supply chain management
  • Contextualising warehousing
  • Spatial perspectives on warehouse development
  • Warehouse operations and processes
  • Warehouse technology and equipment
  • Warehouse efficiency
  • Inventory management
  • Inventory forecasting and demand planning
  • Inventory planning and replenishment
  • Procurement of inventory
  • Inventory control
  • Modes of transportation
  • Distribution
  • Integrated warehousing and inventory risk management
  • Future trends in warehousing

Business warehouse and inventory management is aimed at supply chain management students.

Priya Ramgovind is a Senior Head of Programme within the Faculty of Com­merce at the Independent Institute of Education (IIE).

Willy Engelbrecht is Deputy Head of Faculty: Commerce at the IIE.