What exactly is goods receiving, which steps in the control are to be particularly observed and how is the process to be designed?

Goods receiving is the first activity in a goods receiving department, whereby in the process the ordered goods are checked after delivery according to the order and the delivery bill, and further transferred to the goods receiving inspection.

Procedure of goods receipt as a checklist in individual steps

  1. The supplier delivers the goods to the recipient.
  2. The employee in the goods receiving department performs the check of the recipient's address on the delivery bill or consignment note.
  3. After that, the delivery is assigned to the appropriate order and notification.
  4. Next comes the unloading of the goods and the first visual inspection and check for defects or damage.
  5. Counting the packages or products and comparing the quantities with the delivery bill.
  6. Finally, if everything is correct, the receipt of goods is confirmed in writing and the delivery is passed on to the incoming goods inspection.

How accurate is the control in the receiving department?

When goods are received in a goods receiving department, only the delivery bill is checked, compared with the purchase order, and the quantities and condition of the packaging are checked. The quality of the goods itself is carried out only in a further step of the goods receipt inspection.

The individual steps of complete receiving, receiving inspection and storage in a warehouse are a bit different in each company and depend on the particular operation.

In most cases, receiving is done using mobile devices with barcode scanners, with automated receiving for very large volumes.

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