Goods-in is the first step in the order fulfilment process.
It involves sending your inventory to a fulfilment warehouse, which then stores it, ready to pick and pack your orders.
How it works:
So that we can receive your order and allocate a space for it within our warehouse, we would request a purchase order, a pre-advice (perhaps multiple purchase orders). Some clients like to send an ANS “advanced shipment notification” direct from the supplier. All we ask is that we know and understand the exact configuration of the shipment as well as the number of SKU’s or product type. e.g. 24 pallets in total, 14 pallets of SKU1 and 10 pallets of SKU2.
All orders need to be booked into our warehouse in advance by either working with your account managers or using our online Mi-Hub portal.
Ship your stock to us!
Once your products are booked-in for delivery, the next part of goods-in the process is to get your manufacturer to ship them to us. We use system driven logic at Mosaic. By using IT system-driven putaway rules, we can put stock away in the right location based on size and weight, usually within 24 hours.
We treat your stock like it's our own and on arrival into our clean, dry, state of the art warehouse we count all items and check for damage. We photograph, weigh and measure each new product, and so we only charge you for the exact storage space you use.
Booking goods-in correctly is the first step to fulfilling an outbound order and the first step to getting paid for service-driven businesses such as 3PL warehousing operations.