Easily manage the transportation, receiving and storage of inbound inventory

What is NetSuite Inbound Logistics?

NetSuite inbound logistics allows companies to coordinate efficient transportation, receipt and storage of inbound inventory. NetSuite dashboards help manage everything from expediting outstanding orders to container management to scheduling specific receipt dates. Once received, ensure products meet your requirements by performing inspections and tracking vendor quality. Finally, standardize the putaway process with predefined strategies.


End-to-End Inventory Visibility

Track inventory from the time a purchase order is entered until items arrive at your dock. Continually update shipping status to keep the entire organization up-to-date.


Flexible Putaway Strategies

Define where and how inventory should be stored in the warehouse with predefined putaway strategies. The NetSuite mobile app walks users through the putaway process, ensuring items are where they belong.

We have seen a 20% improvement to employee productivity since implementing NetSuite WMS and the related process changes.

Phil Negri
CFO, Action Health

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NetSuite Inbound Logistics Benefits


  • Track and Expedite Outstanding Orders. Tracking overdue and expedited orders allows you to quickly follow up on missing shipments.
  • Mobile Receiving. Receive orders directly from the mobile app to ensure all relevant information is captured and stored in the inventory record.
  • Landed Cost Calculations. Apply landed costs to an entire shipment rather than individual item receipts.
  • Centralized Container Tracking. Group items based on the shipping container in which they were packed, then receive the entire container with a single click.

NetSuite Inbound Logistics Features


Ensure deliveries are entered into inventory quickly and accurately. Using mobile devices, staffers can accurately capture item, lot and serial number details as shipments are received.

Purchase Order Receiving

Quickly and efficiently process the receipt of outstanding purchase orders, transfer orders and authorize returns when items arrive at your warehouse.

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NetSuite Purchase Order Receiving dashboard

Container Tracking

Track shipments as they leave the supplier, to the receiving destination and then into the buyer’s inventory.

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NetSuite Container Tracking dashboard

Quality Assurance

Ensure items are as expected when they enter your warehouse with an inbound quality assurance process. Define inbound inspections plans, establish pass/fail criteria, set acceptable parameters and develop a process for handling failed items.

NetSuite Quality Assurance dashboard

Challenges NetSuite Inbound Logistics Solves

  • Inaccurate Data Capture. Use the mobile app and GS1 barcode scanning to easily capture all necessary product information as items are received.
  • Labor-Intensive Manual Processes. Receive orders in bulk using the mobile device, and ensure quick and accurate receipt of goods.
  • Late or Missing Orders. Easily track and follow up on late or missing orders using the color-coded expedite list.
  • Tracking Many In-Transit Orders. Easily track all incoming orders within a single container in the same system.
  • Applying Landed Costs. Landed costs may be applied to an inbound shipment and spread across all items or allocated to specific line items.

How Much Does NetSuite Inbound Logistics Cost?

Companies of every size, from pre-revenue startups to fast-growing businesses, have made the move to NetSuite. Looking for a better way to run your business but wondering about the cost?

Users subscribe to NetSuite for an annual license fee. Your license is made up of three main components: core platform, optional modules and the number of users. There is also a one-time implementation fee for initial setup. As your business grows, you can easily activate new modules and add users — that’s the beauty of cloud software.

Inbound logistics capabilities are included with NetSuite WMS, which is available as an add-on module.

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