After job completion, the shipping clerk physically checks finished parts against the work order. Work orders with multiple parts will be staged in the shipping department until all parts are complete.
Once the job passes inspection, we set up the packaging and/or pallets for the work order. The clerk processes the shipment, closely following any special packaging instructions.
The work order with all job travelers attached is submitted to the logistics administrator. The administrator verifies the work order is packaged and ready to ship. The work order and job travelers are sent to the billing department for shipping documents and invoices.
The shipment is transferred to the commercial carrier and/or the customer provided transportation. Then the clerk submits the signed delivery copy or bill of lading to the logistics administrator for verification that the work order was shipped.
All shipping documents are processed on a daily basis. LTL shipments will have tracking information, such as the carrier and tracking numbers, emailed to the customer contact the morning after the shipment has been released.