Meaning of Warehouse

What is Warehouse:

Warehouse is a shop where a wide variety of products are sold. Also called warehouse place where goods or products are stored of a company or organization.

The word warehouse comes from Arabic al-majzan which indicates the place where things are kept, that is, the warehouse.

Nowadays, a warehouse refers to both the place where things are kept and a small business, also called an SME, where a wide variety of things are sold, especially household items.

See also SME.

The administration of a warehouse as a place to store goods is called warehousing. Storage in a company is part of the logistics chain where both transportation and the storage points where they must arrive are managed.

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Functions of a warehouse

A warehouse, as part of a company’s logistics chain, has the function of receiving, inventorying, preserving and delivering products.

See also: Stock.

The warehouse is important as it maximizes space and minimizes handling operations, thus saving space and time.

Warehouse types

Warehouses are classified according to several parameters. Below is a list of warehouses that are classified according to:

Legal regime: There are owned, rented and leasing warehouses, that is, those that have a rental contract with the possibility of being purchased at the end of a certain time.
Equipment and handling techniques: warehouses are adapted depending on the type of material. There are conventional warehouses with shelves, columns and standard height and block warehouses used for products that can be stacked on top of each other.
Function in distribution logistics: In this classification there are the central or plant warehouse, the regional warehouse and the temporary or deposit warehouse.
Nature of the products: there are warehouses for raw materials, intermediate products, finished products, spare parts or spare parts, and files or documents.
Atmospheric protection degree: There is a covered and uncovered warehouse.