Outgoing goods process
A goods issue, which is carried out by the manufacturer, includes the materials management process as a divisional process in logistics. This includes customers who order products from a particular company and then have them leave the production facility as a delivery of goods. Before the product leaves the company, it must first pass through several stations. The individual stations are as follows:
- Packaging: Here, the legal regulations such as packaging units, maximum weight and the different packaging sizes must be observed.
- Loading: Here, the type of shipment is observed, such as via railroad wagons, airplanes, ships or classically via the truck.
- The delivery: Here, the utilization of the means of transport and the deadline planned by the customer must be taken into account.
Upon arrival of the goods, they are checked for completeness and damage in order to be able to notify the supplier of possible complaints or missing goods. Another important aspect of goods issue is logistics controlling, which measures and controls outgoing postings around lead times.
Companies that regularly ship goods to customers for further use or consumption must record the goods issue separately. A goods issue book is used for this purpose.