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These processes include pre-receipt, receiving, put-away, storage, picking, replenishment, value-adding services and despatch. We also include a section on cross docking where products are moved across the warehouse without actually going through the put-away process. Other warehouse processes such as stock counting are included in the section on housekeeping.

By ensuring that the correct processes are in place and operating optimally, companies can not only improve accuracy and efficiency but also take advantage of the new technology available.

Many books on the subject of warehousing will concentrate on the picking process as this is the ...