Define: Warehousing

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Definition: Warehousing


Quick Summary of Warehousing


The storage of goods in a warehouse. (Or) The building up of a holding of shares in a company prior to making a takeover bid.



What is the dictionary definition of Warehousing?

Dictionary Definition


  1. The storage of goods in a warehouse.
  2. Building up a holding of shares in a company prior to making a takeover bid; This involves buying up small lots of shares and warehousing them in the name of nominees. The purpose is for the bidder to remain anonymous and to avoid having to make an statutory declaration of interest. This practice is contrary to the City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

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Warehousing FAQ's


What are the types of warehousing?
  • Private Warehouses
  • Public Warehouses
  • Bonded Storage
  • Co-operative Warehouses
  • Distribution Centres
Why is warehousing needed?

Warehousing plays an important role in the supply chain, and one of the primary reasons is: To enable continuous production – Factories need to have their raw materials stored so they can make a continuous supply of goods. The storage allows the factories to have enough raw materials on stand by to maintain constant production. A warehouse also provides a central location for receiving, storing and distributing products.


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Definition Sources


Definitions for Warehousing are sourced/syndicated from:

  • Oxford Dictionary Of Economics
  • BusinessDictionary.com
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Accounting
  • Oxford Dictionary Of Business & Management

This glossary post was last updated: 5th May 2019.