SOP on Receipt of Raw Materials and Packaging Materials

SOP on Receipt of Raw Materials and Packaging Materials


  • To lay down a procedure for receiving the raw materials and packaging materials.


  • This SOP is applicable for receipt of Raw and Packing material to warehouse of formulation plant.


  • Officer or above-warehouse is responsible for receipt of raw materials and packing materials


  • Head- warehouse shall be responsible for compliance and implementation of SOP.


  • Security personnel shall receive and make entries in ‘Security Register for Incoming RM/PM’ as per Annexure 01 and shall stamp at the back side of the Invoice / Delivery Chelan with serial number, date and signature.
  • The security personnel shall inform the concerned warehouse personnel regarding the receipt of material.
  • Warehouse personnel shall verify the following against the purchase order and delivery Chelan / invoice.
  • Name of material
  • Quantity of material
  • Delivery Location
  • The material shall be unloaded from the vehicle under supervision of warehouse personnel to material receipt area
  • The Warehouse personnel shall perform checking for received material in terms of physical appearance as per Annexure No: 01.
  • The received materials shall be stored on pallets.
  • In addition to above the following checks shall be performed
    • In case, the raw material and packaging material are found shortage after verification, Intimation shall be generated from the Officer or above-warehouse related to shortage of received material intimating to Head-Warehouse.
  • Head-Warehouse shall further forward the same to purchase department after due authorization.
  • Any discrepancy in terms of improper labeling, documentation,and condition of material/container shall be intimated to the Head-Warehouse
  • If there is any abnormality in the consignment of RM/PM (Except printed packaging material, the same shall be sent back to the manufacturer/supplier, along with ‘Gate Pass Returnable / Non-Returnable’ as per Annexure No: 02  detailing the reason for return.
  • The materials received in open condition shall not be accepted.
  • In case of printed packaging material, the material shall be destroyed in the presence of the manufacturer/supplier or prior information shall be forwarded to manufacturer/supplier in case of non-availability of manufacturer/supplier.
  • A partly damaged or fully damaged consignment during transit shall be received only after reviewing the extent of damage on material quality and quantity by Quality Control Department as per “Request to Quality control for Verification of Received Material” as per Annexure 03 .
  • For damaged consignment, a damage certificate or any appropriate document shall be obtained from the transporter before receiving the material.
  • A copy of the document shall be sent to purchase department for settlement of claim, if applicable, from the insurance or supplier.
  • Clean and de-dust all the received material
  • After cleaning, the material shall be shifted to Quarantine area and kept storage after verifying the required storage conditions as mentioned on the manufacturer label or as per in-house specification.
  • Warehouse personnel shall prepare and affix Quarantine label to each container.
  • Officer or above-Warehouse shall inspect the consignment and prepare the Goods Received Note (GRN) as per Annexure 04.
  • A request shall be forwarded to QC department i.e. “Test Request for Raw / Packaging Materials” as per Annexure 09  notifying the specification reference for sampling and testing of the received material along with GRN
  • On receipt of Requisition and GRN from warehouse, QC personal shall check the GRN and sample the Raw material and Packing material ( SOP on sampling of Raw material) and  ( SOP on sampling procedure of packing material) respectively.
  • On completion of received material analysis by QC, the Head-QC shall approve the received material in Test Request for Raw / Packaging Materials
  • After approval by QC, first copy (White-colored) of a GRN and a Test Request for Raw/packing material shall be retained with Warehouse, second copy (pink colored) to QC  and third copy forwarded (yellowish-green) to Purchase department
  • Ware house personal shall initiate MRN as per Annexure  No: 11
  • The warehouse personnel shall enter the details in “Incoming Material Register for Raw material and Packing material as per Annexure 05  and as per Annexure 06/F06) Correspondingly
  • Subsequently the approved material issuance for manufacturing, reconciliation and exact stock (final stock) details shall be entered in “Stock Register of Raw Material” as per Annexure 07  and “Stock Register Packaging Material” as per Annexure 08  for packaging material.


Security register for incoming RM/PM – Annexure Number -1

Gate pass returnable / non-returnable -Annexure Number -2

Request to QC department for verification of received material -Annexure Number -3

Goods Received Note- -Annexure Number -4

Incoming material register (Raw Material)- -Annexure Number -5

Incoming material register  (Packaging Materials)- -Annexure Number -6

Stock Register raw material – -Annexure Number -7

Stock Register packaging material- -Annexure Number -8

Test request raw / packaging materials -Annexure Number -9

Checklist of raw / packaging materials – -Annexure Number -10

Material receipt & inspection note – -Annexure Number -11


  • SOP on SOPs.

Reason for Revision

To enhance the adequacy of SOP and better clarity

Abbreviations and Definitions

    • RM:           Raw Material
    • PM:           Packaging Material
    • GRN:           Goods Receipt Note
    • SOP:           Standard Operating Procedure
    • MRN:           Material Received note
    • R.No:           Analytical Report Number
    • PO:           Purchase Order
    • INR:           Indian Rupees
    • DTC:           Duplicate Transporters copy
    • LOD :           Loss on Drying
    • R.No :           Lorry Number
    • No :           Invoice Number
    • UOM :           Units of Mode



Annexure Number -1

Security Register for Incoming RM / PM 

S.No.DateName of personParty Name



No. /

L.R. No.


No. / Chelan No.


S. No. for


Name of MaterialQty.

( In UOM)

Type of MaterialIn TimeSecurity Sign.Received


(Date & sign)

Annexure Number -2

(Gate Pass Returnable/Non-Returnable)

Our C.S.T. No.:Sr. No.
Our LST:Date
Consignee: ___________________________________________________________________

Party’s C.S.T. No.:_______________________________________________________

Through: _____________________________________________________________

Sr.No.Material DescriptionUnitQuantityApprox. ValueRemarks

Purpose: _______________________________________________________________

Tentative date of return: _____________

Prepared by         Checked by                     Authorized by                      Received by


Annexure Number -3

Request to Quality Control for Verification of Received Material 


QC Department

From: RM – Ware House

Please verify the quality of received material with respect to physical appearance and integrity of as mentioned below. 

Name of material
Manufacturer’s name & address
Supplier’s name & address
Batch size (UOM) and no. of containers
inference  containers (If any)

Observations of Quality Control:

Observations of Quality Assurance:

Inference material Ok/ Not Ok or partly accepted for receipt.


Prepared by WarehouseChecked  by QCApproved  by QA


Annexure Number -4

Goods Received Note for Raw / Packing Material 

GRN No. __________            Date ______________                        PO No._____________

Invoice /Challan No. & Date___________

Name & address of supplier: _____________________________________________________

Name of the manufacturer:______________________________________________________

Check the following:-

  1. a) Tally the No. of container received against qty. as per Challan/Invoice. Yes  /   No
  1. b) The container label particular with Challan/Invoice
  1. c) Note the material breakup and No. of containers received as per challan/Invoice:
S.No.Name of MaterialItem CodeBatch noMfg.




No. of ContainersQty.


  1. d) Is any container damaged/short? Yes No
  2. e) If yes
S.No.Name of MaterialBatch No.Damaged / Shortage Qty.(UOM)No. of Good containersNo. of Rejected containersRemarks

Extent of damage:

  1. f) Is damage to the outer covering only? Yes /No
  2. g) Has the material been contaminated with dust, fibers, and pieces of packaging material? Yes / No

Name & signature of the person who carried out inspection___________________________

Signature of warehouse in-charge___________________________

Note: This report should be presented to the quality control personnel when he visits the warehouse for sampling of items received vide this delivery challan/invoice in the report.

Signature of Q.C. personnel carrying out sampling_____________________Date & Time


Annexure Number -5

Incoming Register for Raw Material 






Name of MaterialCodePO No.Mfg. NameName of supplierInvoice No.&


Batch No.Qty.




Mfg. DateExp DateA.R. No.DTC*


Ledger No.Sam

pling Date

Q.C. StatusPrice (INR)Sign


Annexure Number -6

Incoming Register for packing Material


No/ Date

Name of MaterialcodePO





of Supplier

Invoice No. & DateQty.




A.R. No.Q.C. Sample


Q.C. StatusLedger No.Excise

Bill Receipt Date




Annexure Number -7

Stock Register for Raw Material

Name of Material_________________                            Item Code_______________ 





Name of supplierInvoice / Challan No.Batch No.Qty.




No. of Units




Mfg. DateExp. DateA.R. No.Retest DateDateName of ProductBatch No.A.R NoQty. IssuedBalance Qty of



Closing balance


Annexure Number -8

Stock Register for Packaging Material

Name of Material_________________ Item Code_______________ 





Name of supplierInvoice / Challan No.Price




No of unitsA.R. NoDateProduct NameBatch No.Qty. IssuedBalance


of A.R. No

Closing Balance

Annexure Number -9


G.R.N. No._______________G.R.N. Date______________Item code_____________
Material____________________________________________Qty. Received__________
Supplied by_________________________________________No. of container_________
Manufactured by_____________________________________Invoice No._____________
Batch No.________________Packaging status__________Invoice Date____________
Mfg. Date________________Exp. / Best before / Revaluation date___________________
Analysis required as per specification no:                                                          Signature (Warehouse)
No. of cont. sampled_____________________Sample Qty.___________________________
Sampled by_________________________Sampled on___________________________
Sampler’s remarks_____________________________________________________________

Signature (Q.C.)

A.R. No._____________Date________________Potency / Assay___________
L.O.D / Moisture_____________________Approved / Rejected_____________________
as per Specification No:____________________________
Analyst Remarks_______________________________________________________________
Retesting due on________________________
QC Analyst                                                                                                          Head-QC

Annexure Number -10

Checklist of raw & packing materials

  1. Material Name :  ______________________________________Code:_____________
  2. Type of Packing: _______________________________________Total Qty :__________
  3. Check the following details
S.NoBatch NoMfg. DateExp DateNo of unitsQty.(UOM)Remarks
  1. C. No. / Inv. No.                     :  ______________________Date:__________________
  2. Supplier’s Name   : ______________________________________________
  3. Manufacturer’s Name  : ______________________________________________
  4. Transporter’s/Courier’s Name :  ______________________________________________
  5. R. / Docket No.                        : _______________________Date: __________________
  6. GRN No.                                  : _______________________Date:__________________
  7. Check whether following conditions Complies or Not comply:
1.Certificate of Analysis by manufacturers has been Attached
2.Duplicate For Transporters Copy Attached
3.No any other material found in the vehicle
4.There is no any Contamination in the Vehicle
5.Vehicle is properly Covered

Specify (Damage, Wet condition, Leakage, exposure of material to environment, status of labeling and Shortage if any): ……….………………………………………………………………………………………………………

(Checked by Warehouse / Date)

Annexure Number -11

Material Receipt & Inspection Note

Name of Supplier:P.O.No:Bill No:GR No:
Transporter: M/s                                                                                                     Vehicle No.
S.NoDescriptionQuantity ReceivedQuantity.

as per Challan/










Prepared by                              Inspected & Approved by                            Authorized by( Plant Head)