The activities associated with the physical transportation of product between locations. This may include customs clearance and duty processing. The process is typically completed when the shipment arrives at the agreed destination and/or Proof of Delivery has been established.
- Road/Sea/Air shipment
- Pipeline transport
- Download of software or documents
- In a factory: Transport to a warehouse, distribution center, factory or customer
- In a Warehouse: Transport to a factory, store or customer
- In Retail: Home delivery
The Ship process is typically applied to transportation between locations or facilities. These types of transportation require Bills-Of-Lading and/or other regulatory documentation. Transportation inside locations or facilities is generally described by transfer processes. See transfer processes in Source and Make.
Multi-leg or multi-modal transportation may be described differently by the Shipper and the Carrier. The Shipper may describe the total multi-leg transportation as a single process. The Carrier or carriers process the shipment multiple times.