What Is Blind Receiving?


A receiving process where no reference information, such as a purchase order or advanced ship notice, is used to process the receipt, meaning all the information relative to the blind receipt must be entered manually or via barcode scan.

The blind method of receiving may be necessary when no such documents come with the delivery, or as a way to force receivers to validate details through inspection rather than just accepting purchase order details as valid.

Common reasons blind receiving occurs in a warehouse include:

  • Product inspections
  • Inventory Auditing
  • Inventory reconciliation
  • Supplier evaluations
  • Compliance checks

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