What is outsourcing in logistics?

If a customer has placed goods in a warehouse, they are usually retrieved by a stock removal order. This usually follows an order from customers or to keep their own production running. During stock removal, the exact quantity of a desired item is then retrieved from the warehouse and made ready for shipment.

What is there to consider when outsourcing?

There are some important things to consider when outsourcing, as it is usually the last step before handing over the goods to the customer or their buyers. If, for example, the wrong goods are inadvertently removed from storage, this will affect the customer's satisfaction. To ensure that this does not happen, the following things should be observed:

  • Are the right goods being outsourced? Verification of the packages by means of markings such as the article numbers
  • Is there any damage to the outsourced goods? Checking the packaging for open damage
  • Are the right number of goods being outsourced? Counting of packages or weighing of the whole package unit (for one item).


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