Receiving is an often-overlooked, but critical component to warehouse flow. If it’s done wrong, the mistakes and problems it generates can flow through every other aspect of your operation
If you can’t quickly and accurately break down landed shipments and send them to effective putaway, you can sabotage every other aspect of the operation. It has a direct impact on inventory accuracy (and security – in fact receiving is an area of particular vulnerability), throughput, and accurate fulfillment. Too little receiving space tends to become a root cause for many errors and throughput headaches.