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To achieve this, the inventory manager must constantly liaise with the programs to keep abreast of changing needs and priorities.
The warehouse must always have sufficient stocks to cover the lead-time for replacement stocks to avoid stock-outs.
A simple definition of a warehouse is:‘A warehouse is a planned space for the storage and handling of goods and material.’ (Fritz Institute)In general, warehouses are focal points for product and information flow between sources of supply and beneficiaries.
However, in humanitarian supply chains, warehouses vary greatly in terms of their role and their characteristics.
Then, the resource requirements for all activities should be combined together, taking into account the way that the activities are phased during the working day, in order to make an estimate of the total resources required.
It has been established that the role of inventory management is to ensure that stock is available to meet the needs of the beneficiaries as and when required.
In order to achieve this, the inventory manager must ensure a balance between supply and demand by establishing minimum holding stocks to cover lead-times.
The procedures will normally provide the step by step guidance on how to manage each aspect of warehousing and may cover: See Inventory Management Guidelines and refer to the Annexes for different samples: Perpetual Inventory form, Stock Count Report form, In/Out Stock Report form.
Determining Needs In determining needs, one should look beyond the basic need of a warehouse to store things.
The global warehousing concept has gained popularity over the last decade as stock pre-positioning becomes one of the strategies for ensuring a timely response to emergencies.
They are usually purpose built or purpose designed facilities operated by permanent staff that has been trained in all the skills necessary to run an efficient facility or utilising third party logistics (3PL) staff and facilities.