A system is provided for managing mobile inventory within a virtual warehouse. The system includes mobile units, each configured to house a respective portion of the mobile inventory. The system further includes communication devices, each configured to collect respective data relating to the portion of the mobile inventory within each mobile unit. Additionally, the system includes a central station in communication with the communication devices, to receive the respective data and to optimize a movement of the mobile inventory within a service area, based on the respective data. The central station is also in communication with a plurality of delivery locations, to receive a delivery request from a respective delivery location of a requested inventory and a requested delivery location, and to determine a movement of the mobile inventory, based on the respective data, respective locations of the mobile units, requested inventory and delivery location.