receiving

  

Definition

An administrative function that involves checking of the quality, quantity, and condition of the incoming goods followed by their proper storage.

Use receiving in a sentence

  • If you are going to be receiving a big shipment you must clear space in your warehouse for the new load.

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  • When accepting imported goods, most companies will have the items go through receiving to make sure the quality of items are up to standard.

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  • We were on the receiving end of one of the worst days in business, because no customers were coming in.

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