Companies can use Receipt Routing to track the movement of items as they leave the Supplier's warehouse until they arrive in stock through a series of operations that make up a Receipt Route. Depending on the operations, several steps may exist, such as dock, staging area, inspection, and so forth.
Any company that has a multi-step receiving process can benefit by using a Receipt Route. Receipt Routing allows companies to locate goods at any point within the routing process, which can be setup to track from the "in transit" operation to stock. A Receipt Route can be setup to require testing or inspection where samples are tested to determine the quality of the goods. Unacceptable goods, regardless of how they are found, can be dispositioned during any step prior to being placed into stock. Quantities that are dispositioned will not continue in the receipt route and will not be included in stock. Dispositioned items can be eligible for payment if the system is setup that way.
For an all inclusive document on receipt routing, review Receipt Routing (Doc ID 2101173.2). You will find all the information on route setup, disposition, reviewing each movement of an item through a receipt route, the AAIs used in receipt routing , examples of transactions and much, much more.