What exactly is goods acceptance, which steps in the control must be particularly observed and how is the process to be organised?

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 note and then passed on 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 checks the recipient's address on the delivery note or consignment note.
  3. Afterwards, the delivery is assigned to the matching order and notification is sent.
  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 note.
  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 goods receiving department?

When goods are received in a goods receiving department, only the delivery note is checked, compared with the order, the number of pieces is checked and the condition of the packaging is checked. The quality of the goods themselves is only checked in a further step of the incoming goods inspection.

The individual steps of complete receiving, incoming goods inspection and storage in a warehouse are a little different in every company and depend on the individual operation.

In most cases, goods acceptance is carried out using mobile devices with barcode scanners, with automated acceptance for very large volumes.

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