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Warehousing's Role in the Supply Chain

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This chapter explores warehousing’s expanded role in customer operations and supply chain management. You learn about historical and current examples of warehouse support to manufacturing, purchasing, and various economies of operations. This chapter discusses competitive supply chain strategies, providing examples of value-added services that warehouses can now provide. With the expansion from a one-dimensional storage repository to a main element of customer supply chains, the warehouse is now expected to contribute to the overall client business objectives and contribute to cost reductions.

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