5 Steps of Effective Receiving Procedures

One missing case on your shipment can cost you dearly, here are a few ways to avoid costly receiving errors.

  1. Count the products, and then verify that the counts correspond to the quantities on the PO and invoice.
  2. Weigh products that are purchased by weight (maybe not every product but at least on a spot basis, many companies though weigh every product they buy by weight).
  3. Inspect for quality, condition and consistency with your specifications.
  4. Verify that the prices charged on the invoice agree with the prices quoted on the PO.
  5. Resolve any problems and discrepancies immediately and use a credit memo to make any adjustments.

Source: Food Cost Fitness by Jim Laube used by permission

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