Ship Confirmation Collaboration
Do you track and control what your supplier is
shipping to you? Ship confirmation collaboration not only brings speed
and accuracy to your receiving process, but also enables effective
utilization of resources.
Why Ship Confirmation Collaboration?
Dock workers need to know three simple things about each inbound shipment to keep operations running smoothly: what it is, where it goes, and the purchase order (PO) number for receipt.
Unfortunately, suppliers do not
always make this easy. Some make that information hard to find or do not
provide enough, while others do not provide any information at all.
This means dock workers spend too much time deciding what to do with
each box they receive. The receiving bay becomes a choke point where it
is easy to lose track of critical shipments. Moreover, the problem
scales exponentially as the supply base increases.
How Can TAKE Solutions Help?
Ship Confirmation Collaboration solution from TAKE Solutions adds speed and accuracy to your inbound processes by making suppliers responsible for providing the right shipment information, in the right format.
For each shipment, suppliers enter the data you need — including PO numbers and quantity — on a Web-based portal. A “trial receipt” is performed against your receiving controls, prior to shipment. When the data is verified, the supplier prints a barcoded label with the format and information as per your receiving requirements. Such Shipment controls ensure that unauthorized or out-of-tolerance shipments never leave the supplier’s location.
When dock workers scan an incoming shipment, they instantly know the
next step: inspection, putaway, or transfer for pick-forward stations,
assembly line or outbound distribution. Touchpoints, material handling
transactions, and mistakes are reduced. They handle each shipment less,
and make fewer mistakes. Materials managers always know exactly what is
in-transit from each supplier, and what to do when those shipments
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"TAKE's end-to-end approach differentiates it from many of the other market alternatives, which tend to be more facility centric."
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