Concept And Meaning Of Store-Keeping
A store refers to raw materials, work-in-progress and finished goods remaining in stock. Store-keeping means the activities relating to purchasing, issuing, protecting, storing and recording of the materials. Store-keeping includes the receipts and issues of materials, their recording, movements in and out of the store and safeguarding of materials. The store is a service department headed by a store-keeper who is responsible for a proper storage, protection and issue of all kinds of materials.
Objectives Of Store-keeping
The following are the main objectives of store-keeping
* To avoid over and under-stocking of materials.
* To maintain systematic records of materials.
* To protect materials from losses and damages.
* To minimize the storage costs of materials
Types Of Stores
Generally, there are three types of stores
1. Centralized Stores
2. Decentralized Stores
3. Centralized Stores With Sub-stores