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  • Business, warehouse and inventory management
  • Ramgovind P, Engelbrecht W
  • ISBN: 9780627038334
  • eISBN: N/A
  • ePub ISBN: 9780627038341
  • 400 Pages | Published: 2020


Contemporary organisations competing locally as well globally are faced with countless internal and external challenges and require a resilient supply chain. The supply chain capabilities of an organisation determine the extent to which these challenges either elevate operations or render them redundant. The beginning of 2020 saw organisations being compelled to rethink their supply chains and consequently inventory and warehouse operations in order to address global challenges that ultimately impacted on international as well as local consumption. While not all challenges have the propensity to permanently impact an organisations supply chain, the events of early 2020 has brought a radical shift in operating procedures that will ensure effective supply chain management, specifically the handling of inventory at warehouses have significantly changed. However, despite the necessity to implement change, the fundamentals of warehouse and inventory management remain the same to ensure efficient and effective delivery of goods. Therefore, the purpose of this text is to highlight the fundamental underpinnings of warehouse and inventory management that remain crucial aspects of any supply chain.

Warehouse and inventory management are critical components of any supply chain and has the propensity to impact the profitability of an organisation. This text will begin with an introduction to supply chain management, modes of transportation and contextualising warehousing, from there, a more in-depth discussion on spatial perspectives on warehouse development, warehouse operations and processes, warehouse technology and equipment, warehouse efficiency as well as future trends in warehousing will be outlined. Thereafter, the text will focus on aspects pertaining to inventory, specifically, distributions, inventory management, inventory forecasting and demand, the procurement of inventory, inventory control, inventory planning and replenishment and finally, integrated warehousing and inventory risk management.


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