FOR SHIPMENTS INBOUND TO THE UNIVERSITY:

       DETERMINE THE DELIVERY POINT (CONSIGNEE)

       The Physical Distribution Center provides an alternate receiving location for all purchase orders. Our

       address is:

            University of Maryland

            Physical Distribution Center

            Central Receiving, Bldg. 383

            Paint Branch Parkway
            College Park, MD. 20742

       Factors to consider when determining the "deliver to" address for your purchase order.

1.  UPS, FedX, DHL and Airborne will deliver inside your building to your desk.  This is generally     limited to packages up to 100 pounds.

          2.  Common Carriers (Roadway Express, Overnite Transportation, etc.) are not responsible for

delivering inside your building unless inside delivery is specified and an extra charge is paid.  Shipments over 100 pounds will probably be shipped via truck, and the consignee is responsible for unloading.

          3.  Physical Distribution's staff is professionally trained for receiving.  The staff is also trained in

            the proper and safe operating procedures for all types of material handling equipment. All staff

            members know "How to Receive".

       HOW TO RECEIVE

       WHEN RECEIVING A SHIPMENT OF ANY KIND, IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO DETERMINE IF IT IS IN GOOD CONDITION.

       Your responsibilities:

          1.  REVIEW DELIVERY/SHIPPING DOCUMENTS FOR:

                 Correct delivery address

                 Number of pieces said to be in the shipment

                 Hopefully, a packing slip attached

          2.  INSPECT SHIPMENT

                   The number of pieces on the delivery documents should match the number of pieces received.

                 Visual inspection of each piece reveals no sign of damage.

                 ACCEPT RECEIPT BY SIGNING, DATING & REWRITING THE NUMBER OF PIECES

       WHAT TO DO WHEN THERE IS A DISCREPANCY WHEN RECEIVING:

       FEDERAL LAW GIVES THE CONSIGNEE (RECEIVER) THE RIGHT TO DECLARE ANY

       DISCREPANCIES IN WRITING DIRECTLY ON THE SHIPPING DOCUMENT.  THE LAW ALSO

       REQUIRES THAT THE PERSON DELIVERING ACKNOWLEDGE THE STATEMENT BY

       SIGNING THE DOCUMENT BEFORE YOU SIGN TO ACCEPT RECEIPT OF THE PIECES.

          1.  COUNT IS INCORRECT, NO DAMAGE APPARENT

                 Record discrepancy on delivery document (short one piece, etc.)

                 Have delivery person sign acknowledgement of statement

                 Make a copy of the signed document for your records

                 Sign document and accept delivery

                 Contact the Traffic Manager (X55852) for direction

          2.  COUNT IS CORRECT, DAMAGE IS APPARENT

                 Record discrepancy on delivery document (one box torn, one opened, etc.)

                 Inspect the damaged pieces, if time permits

                 Have delivery person sign acknowledgement of statement

                 Make a copy of the signed document for your records

                 Sign document and accept delivery

                 Contact the Traffic Manager (X55852) for direction

          3.  SHIPMENT IS OBVIOUSLY DAMAGED

                 If the carrier is a Common Carrier trucking company, do not refuse the shipment

                 If the carrier is UPS, FedX, etc., record discrepancy on delivery document (refused due to

                 damage)

                 Have the delivery person sign acknowledgement of statement

                 Make a copy of the signed document for your records

         4.  AFTER RECEIPT AND DELIVERY PERSON IS GONE

                 Compare the contents against the packing slip and purchase order

                 Look into each carton, bag, container, etc.

                 Look at each piece to ensure there is no concealed damage

                 Look at each piece received to ensure substitute items were not shipped

       IF THERE ARE DISCREPANCIES BETWEEN WHAT WAS ORDERED AND WHAT WAS

       RECEIVED, CONTACT THE BUYER.  THE BUYER FOR ACQUISITIONS AGAINST A

       PURCHASING CARD OR A UNIVERSITY BLANKET ORDER IS YOUR DEPARTMENT.

       OTHER DISCREPANCIES ARE TO BE BROUGHT TO THE ATTENTION OF THE UNIVERSITY

       BUYER.

 

 

 

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