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Inbound to Outbound > Inbound logistics

Scenario Description

The Inbound Logistics cover the processing of incoming materials from suppliers delivered to the organization till they are stocked in the warehouse. Depending on the supply chain set-up and incoterms of the individual purchase order, transportation of the materials can be managed by the supplier or by the organization's transportation department. The Inbound logistics scenario is typically initiated by receipt of the advanced shipping notification from the supplier (if supplier organizes transportation) or information about an incoming shipment from the organization's own transportation department.

End to End Process Flow

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Process Descriptions

Receive and process advance shipping notification - The advance shipping notification (ASN) issued by the vendor provides information about the carrier, the amount of material, the mode of transport, and the company which executes the shipping. It also provides information about the delivery date. This ASN enables better planning of workloads and storage capacities

Update inbound receipt schedule - The inbound receipt schedule consolidates the planning of inbound warehouse activities related to either vendor deliveries or customer returns.

Check-in truck - In this process a truck about to enter the site and its driver are checked for suitability, e.g. purpose for entering the site, state of the vehicle. This includes the registering procedure (e.g. capturing driver name and license plate).

Unload goods - During unloading, a first verification of goods is supported by label scanners or radio frequency scanners. Labels are agreed between the supplier and the receiving party before shipment. A paper-based variant of the process must be possible for exceptional cases.

Perform goods receipt of stock itemsVerification of goods for goods receipt is supported by label scanners or radio frequency scanners. Labels must be agreed between the supplier and the receiving party before shipment. A paper-based variant of the process must be possible for exceptional cases.

Perform putaway - The process describes the putaway procedure at an internal warehouse.

Check-out delivery truck - In this process the truck about to leave the site and its driver are checked. This includes the de-registering procedure (e.g. capturing driver name license plate, check of loading documents, load securing and seals, or if truck must be empty).

Supply chain quality inspection (Inbound)