Final Checklist for Warehousing Needs and Facilities
Determine the current and expected level of stocks (items, weight and volume) and expected storage duration
Assess the available warehouses in the affected area(s)
Initiate agreements for leasing of warehousing
Initiate the recruitment of warehousing staff if necessary
Initiate a cargo tracking and inventory management systems
Check the availability of temporary storage units (e.g. Rubb halls)
Where can you find information on warehouses?
Following chapters of the LCA: Commercial storage, storage used by humanitarian organizations, public sector storage, cold chain storage.
In the process of the selection of your warehouse(s), feedback from users will be useful (UN organisations, NGOs and private company).