1. Make sure your equipment specifications are written into
a purchase agreement or contract, along with the price, any trade-in
agreement, expected delivery date, supplier's obligation for assembly,
delivery charges, etc.
2. It is important to obtain realistic estimates of delivery time, since
delays affect your planning timetable.
3. Make sure someone who is authorized to sign for the shipment is present
when it is delivered.
4. Uncrate, assemble, and count all items before signing the delivery slip
5. Be sure to note any discrepancies on the delivery slip and keep a copy
of these notations for your records.
6. Add each item to your property inventory and issue and affix inventory
tags, if applicable.
7. Decide where your equipment should be placed prior to delivery. Once
installed, it will be difficult to move.