The principal function of receiving and shipping include deliveries of inbound and outbound freight, inspection, and transfer to and from storage. Efficient processing of materials at these points is essential for effective stock control, production, and customer satisfaction.
Receiving takes delivery of inbound shipments and releases and materials to inventory. The major responsibilities include:
- Control and scheduling of deliveries.
- Accurate checking and recording of shipments received.
- Preparation for handling and storage.
Whenever possible, deliveries should be scheduled to balance the workload throughout the day. For instance, deliveries from local vendors should be requested for the morning hours so that sufficient personnel and equipment are available for processing outbound shipments, which normally peak later in the day.… Read the rest