• Rapid fire spread. • Inadequacies in storage space layout and design. • Lack of compartment • Bad housekeeping. 13 | P a g e
• A disproportionate amount of stored goods. • Generation of a high level of toxic fumes and gases. • Absence of automatic sprinklers. • Absence of a damage reduction and action plan in the event of emergency. The main factors or circumstances that influence the increasing incidence of warehouse fires 2.7. W AREHOUSE P ROCESSES In the warehouse there are a number of process of function of the warehouse those are includes the following 1. Receiving:- this includes the physical unloading of incoming transport, checking, recording of receipts, and deciding where to put away in the warehouse. 2. Inspection:- quality and quantity check of the incoming goods 3. Repackaging:- incoming lot may be having non standard packaging with may not be stored as it is respective location 4. Put away:- binning and storing the goods in their respective location include the temp location form the receiving docking area 5. Storage:- binning and storing the goods in their respective location 6. Order picking/selection:- goods are selected form order picking stock in the required quantity and at the required time to meet customer order 7. Sortnation:- this enable goods coming in to aware house to be stored in to specific customer order immediately on arrival 8. Pacing and shipping:- picked goods as per the customer order are consolidated and packed according to customer order requirement 9. Cross docking:- move product directly from receiving to the shipping dock 10. Replenishing:- this is the movement of goods in larger order quantities (Ketlgn, 2007). 2.8. N ATURE AND I MPORTANT OF W AREHOUSE Warehouse serves as an impotent role in forms logistic system. In combination with other activities. It provides the firms customer with an acceptable level of service. The 14 | P a g e
obvious role of warehouse is to store of product, but warehouse also provide break bulk, consolidation, and information service. (Dauglas and Tames, 1998). Fast and efficient movement of large quantities of raw materials components part and finished good through warehouse, coupled with timely and accurate information about the product being stored are a goal of every logistic system. These goals have received incrusting attention from the top management of many organizations (Dauglas and Tames, 1998). 2.9. A IMS OF W AREHOUSE In general, the aim of warehouse are to support the broader logistic function by giving a combination of high customer service and low costs more specific aims includes. Providing necessary storage and keeping all nutrias in good condition Giving secure storage and high customer service Doing all necessary activities efficiently and with low cost Getting high productivity and utilization of resource (Dagulas, 2003).
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