Warehouse management is the supervision of non-capitalized assets (inventory) and stock items.
A component of supply chain management, inventory management supervises the flow of goods from manufacturers to warehouses and from these facilities to point of sale. A key function of inventory management is to keep a detailed record of each new or returned product as it enters or leaves a warehouse or point of sale.
Inventory management is a complex process, particularly for larger organizations, but the basics are essentially the same regardless of the organization’s size or type.
Inventory management uses a variety of data to keep track of the goods as they move through the process, including lot numbers, serial numbers, cost of goods, quantity of goods and the dates when they move through the process.