The activities associated with unloading the transport vehicle or container. The unload process may differ based on product characteristics - bulk materials or bulk liquids, individually packaged items or parts, palletized boxes. The process includes de-palletizing where necessary.
- Unloading non-standard materials
- Offloading a container
- Unloading goods from a container
Typically this process is complete when the product is ready for put away or transfer. Some use cases require the unloading process to put the product away immediately. For example: For bulk products the (tanker, tanker truck or dump truck) unloading process cannot be separated from the put away process (storage tanks).
Generally the costs to S304 and Unload are part of CO11. For a distribution network the costs of these processes may be classified as CO12.