Every fulfillment business, regardless of size, faces the same daily pressure to meet service levels making ‘Dock to Stock’ the battle cry of every receiving department. Dock to Stock involves efficient internal processes as well as setting vendor compliance policies between a vendor and the merchant operation. These combined practices allow warehouse receiving to move incoming receipts and new product into inventory quickly.
The most important element of Dock to Stock is validation that the vendor has shipped the correct items and the correct quantities from the purchase order. If the vendor’s shipment deviates from the purchase order, inventory counts can be inaccurate and customer service could get delayed. If you can avoid those costly issues, Dock to Stock can help streamline receiving and get items where they need to be faster.