incoming goods

  • Continuous conveyor / discontinuous conveyor

    Both the continuous conveyor and the discontinuous conveyor belong to the conveyor technology category. Both systems are used to transport goods from one place to another. They differ in that...

  • articles are identified and first checked visually for completeness and damage. Articles are then recorded and re-labelled if necessary. After a successful incoming goods inspection, the goods are posted and forwarded for storage. The goods receipt of a warehouse usually consists of the following components:
    • Ramps
    • Gates
    • Staging areas
    • Functional surfaces (e.g. for checks and load securing)

    Tasks of Goods Receipt

    Typical tasks taken over from goods receipt are, for example:
    • Checking the goods for identity, quantity and quality
    • Intermediate storage until completion of incoming goods inspection
    • Unloading delivery vehicles
    • Unpacking and sorting the packages
    • Marking of the goods
    • Booking the goods
    The goals of a successful goods receipt phase are to create short lead times, to keep space requirements and employee retention as low as possible and to achieve high process quality.

    Goods Receipt - Identification and status processing

    When goods are delivered, various preparatory work must be carried out during goods receipt. This takes place in the process steps Identification and Status Processing.

    Identification via the goods receipt notification

    At goods receipt, the goods are identified in a multi-step process. As a rule, it is possible to set up an article master (coming from the commercial system) so that the basic data of the article is already known to the system. As a result of the close interaction between the logistics computer and a superimposed commercial level, there is usually preliminary information about the incoming goods - an advice note. [caption id="attachment_31235" align="aligncenter" width="556"]

    Goods Receipt in intralogistics – definition and overview

    The design and scope of the goods receipt are relevant for the performance of a warehouse. If the goods receipt is incorrectly planned or poorly organized, this can lead to...

  • Material flow control as a service for a distribution center

    Material flow control, also known as material flow computer or material flow control system (MFCS), is very often described as an order management directly assigned to materials handling equipment. However,...

  • Buffer line

    A buffer section is used to intercept jams within the material flow, to avoid bottlenecks and idle time within different processes and to collect inventories for forwarding. It can be...

  • Advance Shipping Notice

    An Advance Shipping Notice (ASN), also advice note or avis, is a piece of preliminary information on the delivery of goods or the delivery of payment. In the following, this...

  • Transport strategies: Overview

    Transport strategies are used to execute existing transport orders. Transportation strategies can be used for transportation planning to route the transport units to the appropriate destinations. There are four transport...