Goods receipt

Goods receipt process

A goods receipt is inventory of the materials management process. First, the goods are accepted by the customer, then the goods must be checked for any complaints, followed by documentation and finally the goods are forwarded or used. As soon as the goods are delivered, this process counts as goods issue.

The received goods must be checked for any defects such as.

  • Quantity,
  • Correctness,
  • Quality

be checked and, if necessary, a complaint lodged with the supplier. This section is the most important step during the goods receipt process. If no defects are found during this procedure, the delivered goods count as correct and cannot be claimed afterwards. This does not apply to defects that are not visually apparent at first glance.

Thus, if the goods are visually free of defects, the customer confirms correct receipt to the carrier on a waybill. In addition, a goods receipt slip is created.


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