Definition of warehousing in English:



mass noun
  • 1The action or process of storing goods in a warehouse.

    ‘both sites are now used for cargo handing and warehousing’
    • ‘In late July, the British Columbia government announced it was going to slowly phase out government liquor stores and privatize warehousing and distribution.’
    • ‘In addition, Hammerson is making good progress in retail warehousing.’
    • ‘Companies that specialize in cold storage warehousing have been working on solutions to help dairy processors meet their changing needs.’
    • ‘The Carrier shall be entitled to sub-contract on any terms the whole or any part of the carriage, loading, unloading, storing, warehousing, handling and any or all duties whatsoever undertaken by the Carrier in relation to the Goods.’
    • ‘It is all in what's behind all that shopping that matters - the logistics, warehousing and producer goods and services that will ultimately change our world.’
    • ‘The Council approved an order to accommodate two planning applications seeking to develop a toy store and retail warehousing with car parking at a site on Mercy Road.’
    • ‘Councillors agreed to sell the land to Duncan Graham Partnership for 1,151 million for the purpose of erecting retail warehousing with employment potential for 50 jobs.’
    • ‘Power plant O&M training covers all aspects of power plant activities, including operations, administration, planning, maintenance, and warehousing.’
    • ‘The Korea Region has contractors developing integrated processes that will address warehousing, logistics, and an in- and out-processing system.’
    • ‘Activities include sourcing and procurement, production scheduling, order processing, inventory management, transportation, warehousing, and customer service.’
    • ‘Previously it has received planning permission for warehousing and industrial uses.’
    • ‘It could be opened up and used for warehousing and as a store.’
    • ‘It also manages those operations critical to inventorying, but peripheral to warehousing, such as in-bound inspection.’
    • ‘When applied to commerce, logistics refers to the moving, handling, warehousing and distribution of goods.’
    • ‘Indeed, there are plenty of software programs and accompanying units that can help dairy processors better manage their warehousing and distribution processes.’
    • ‘The warehousing and retail arms of the plant, which employ approximately 30 people, will remain open.’
    • ‘All other auxiliaries are reclassified based on the type of service provided, such as warehousing and storage or data processing.’
    1. 1.1 Warehouses collectively.
      ‘80,000 square feet of warehousing’
      • ‘It is awaiting a decision on plans to build 4000 square metres of warehousing at the same address.’
      • ‘Jagroo said there were 40,000 square feet of warehousing space and the factory could be converted to a downstream plant using products produced at Point Lisas.’
      • ‘Gossner has also added 40,000 square feet of warehousing space to its UHT plant.’
      • ‘It says planning permission paves the way for it to extend its 17, 500 square metre facility by 4,500 square metres, to provide essential warehousing and to achieve its objective of doubling its turnover.’
      • ‘The facility has a holding capacity of five million pounds of milk and utilizes 30,000 square feet of on-site warehousing to contain approximately four million pounds of product.’
      • ‘Gilbraith, which will cover the BB postcode area, has 100,000 sq ft of warehousing, serviced by a 20-strong vehicle fleet, offering single pallet to full load distribution.’
      • ‘The development plans to include three million square feet of built warehousing and includes parking facilities for up to 15,000 vehicles.’
      • ‘The new centre will comprise 150,000 square feet of warehousing, loading bays, offices and associated facilities.’
      • ‘The former Waterford Crystal site is zoned for 110,000 square foot of retail warehousing.’
      • ‘The company is planning to locate its production, bottle manufacturing and bulk warehousing in a single state-of-the-art site as part of a near €50m investment.’
      • ‘It is planned the freight would be carried to and from warehousing at the new Slade Green depot on nine half-mile long trains a day.’
      • ‘The subsidiary opened a 30,000 square foot warehouse at Prestwick and takes in a remarkable 20 million square foot of warehousing capacity around the world.’
      • ‘Storage, warehousing and logistics will be asked to contribute 25 per square metre up to 500 sq metre of area with 15 being sought for such areas over 500 sq metres.’
      • ‘It has some 130,000 products lines in seven catalogues, and has around a million square feet of warehousing split between Corby and Nuneaton.’
      • ‘The company works indirectly with several suppliers that have warehousing in Mexico and will deliver products to the company's customers.’
      • ‘It will have over 10,219 square metres of retail warehousing and 743 square metres of neighbourhood retail space, along with the fast food restaurant, when it is complete.’
      • ‘It is estimated that the development could provide more than 15,000 square metres of general light industry, including warehousing and offices.’
      • ‘Unresolved zoning issues mean that there is limited availability and rents of £86 to £107 are being paid per square foot for retail warehousing.’
      • ‘The plant was built in 1987 and in 1989 was expanded to include 60,000 square feet of extra warehousing.’
      • ‘The office development is part of the final phase of building on the 15-acre site, which already houses 6,315 square metres of refrigerated warehousing.’
    2. 1.2US informal The practice of placing people, typically prisoners or psychiatric patients in large, impersonal institutions.
      ‘warehousing these psychopaths is costing our society millions’
  • 2Stock Market
    The building up of a holding of shares in a company by buying numerous small lots of shares in the names of nominees, in order to make a takeover bid while remaining anonymous.

    • ‘The institutions are understood to have suggested that the government may try a combination of domestic issues, warehousing of shares with the institutions and overseas issues as the modes for the disinvestment.’