The inbound flow in a warehouse begins when items arrive in the warehouse of the company location, either received from external sources or from another company location. An employee registers the items, typically by scanning a bar code. From the receiving dock, warehouse activities are performed at different complexity levels to bring the items into the storage area.
Each item is identified and matched to a corresponding inbound source document.
The following inbound source documents exist
- Purchase order
- Inbound transfer order
- Sales return order
In addition, the following internal source documents exist that function:
- Production order with output posting
- Assembly order with output posting