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Description:-

A warehouse can simply be defined as a planned space usually a large commercial building for handling and storage of goods. Therefore warehousing refers to all the processes involved in the storage and handling of goods in such a planned space. The goods commonly found in warehouses include; machinery spare parts, building materials, finished agricultural goods, furniture and electronics. Some of the activities that take place in a warehouse include receiving goods, offloading goods, forklifting goods and stacking the goods. The coordination of all the activities is what warehousing entails. Distribution on the other hand is the process of making the goods available for consumption by business users and final consumers. A combination of warehousing involves the acquisition of goods from manufactures, storage of the goods and availing the goods to the consumers.