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Quick Logistic Tips for correct delivery process of goods

By Ken Kruger

There are a number of things to take into consideration when goods are either sent or received.

Which category do the goods fall into?

Temperature control
Fragile or in liquid form
Are the goods alive?
Is special lifting equipment required?

Packaging must be able to withstand natural hazards, temperature changes, stress handling and the safeguard against theft.

Clearly marked and labelled and preferably insured to ensure that goods get to the premises of the buyer in excellent condition.

Check paperwork and make sure that the delivery documentation from suppliers or transport haulers matches up with the items that are been sent and that the target destination is correct and documentation is signed for.

Documentation Process:

Typically include delivery notes, which have been generated by the supplier or logistics provider are known as (POD) Proof of Delivery and when the customer takes delivery it becomes proof that the goods have been delivered.

When the goods have been delivered and accepted by the customer they sign a (GRN) Goods Received Note.

Each GRN should include:

1. Suppliers name and address (Imperative that it matches the delivery note)
2. Supplier account number if any.
3. Logistics provider or Carrier record (what
company delivered the order?)
4. GRN number and Date of issue
5. Delivery note number and date of issue
6. Person responsible for checking
7. Description of product, quantity and order
number Order number match the purchase
order but not necessarily delivery note.
8. Exact amount of the quantity delivered.
9.The exact Condition of goods.

Be careful of the Pitfalls

Damage if any and the reason for the
Not making sure that the goods were
correct went received
Incorrect and miscopied details from
order or delivery note.

Any goods delivered that do not match up with up invoice for the goods will ultimately result in payment delays, which can certainly affect cash flow if or on a tight budget.

Choosing Delivery Route:

Make sure that which every delivery route that chosen is within the of EU, UK or International constraints.

If, all possible use a carrier that can track packages.
About the Author
Ken Kruger operates a successful international marketing business. Developed some of the premier portals in various vertical industry market sectors. His Professional Net Marketing Group offers Web Analytics etc

Tips, Strategies, books, book reviews for entrepreneurs

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