What happens during shipping and what are the shipping logistics?

Shipping is the logistical process in which goods and commodities are transported from a warehouse to a receiving point. The actual shipping is usually preceded by several steps. These include, for example:

  • Acceptance of a shipping order
  • The removal of the goods
  • Picking according to customer order

Shipping forms an important process in the value chain and involves many different processes.

What work processes does shipping involve?

However, shipping does not only describe the transport of goods from a warehouse. Thus, the shipping process also includes the preparation of the goods to be shipped, such as the preparation of a packing list. In addition, the goods must be made ready for shipment in packaging suitable for transport and marked. These steps are usually carried out in the goods issue area of a warehouse.

Also included in the shipping is the choice of a mode of transportation such as truck or ship. Once the goods are ready for transport, they must be handed over to a carrier or forwarder.


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