10. Storage, Warehousing, and Inventory Management
Department of Industrial Engineering, Amirkabir University of Technology, Tehran, Iran
Warehouses and distribution centers perform various activities in every stage of a supply chain such as raw material handling, distributing goods between facilities in various echelons and levels, and keeping inventories, so they are crucial components in modern supply chains 
. The important role of warehouses is to maintain inventory. Inventory management determines the requirements for warehousing—e.g., the size, location, and type of warehouse. Thus, warehousing and inventory management are tightly connected with each other. In parts that follow, the concept of these words and their ...