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Can someone give me an alternative word for drop-off point? The way we use this word is to drop and pick up materials in an area.

What we do is we transport materials from one area to another area by material movement request. We don't store anything. We have a term "staging area" for the receiving end. A term we are looking for is for the final delivery area. Because of naming convention we can't use the term "drop point or drop off point". In some case we will pick up a material from final delivery area to staging area by MMR as well.

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    I'm tempted to suggest pick-up point, but how about delivery point? – Mick Oct 13 '16 at 8:28
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    I think you need to provide a bit more context. In a warehouse environment this would be the "loading bay", but I don't think the term is general enough. – JonLarby Oct 13 '16 at 8:28
  • What we do is we transport materials from one area to another area by material movement request. We don't store anything. We have a term "staging area" for the receiving end. A term we are looking for is for the final delivery area. Because of naming convention we can't use the term "drop point or drop off point". In some case we will pick up a material from final delivery area to staging area by MMR as well. – user69898 Oct 13 '16 at 8:33
  • Seems the delivery point suggestion above would work - also if you look to what you wrote yourself: from final *delivery area* - so it seems applicable. – Allan S. Hansen Oct 13 '16 at 8:47
  • Can I use "final destination"? – user69898 Oct 13 '16 at 8:48
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It sounds like your area is similar to what is referred to in the military as a distribution point. It carries no stock, supplies are obtained from supporting areas and then sent on to their intended destination.

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The old-fashioned British English term would be “delivery point”.

An example of this usage is taken from a web business page:

delivery point bar code (DPB)

Dictionary of Marketing Terms for: delivery point bar code (DPB)

11-digit, 62-bar, machine readable bar code representing a nine-digit ZIP code plus two additional digits, used to address mail. The actual delivery point is represented by the last two digits, which indicate the last two numbers of a residential address, a P.O. box, rural route, or highway contract route.

The reference to a zip code indicates it is also US usage.

This may or may not be appropriate for your circumstances.

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The word you're looking for may be terminus.

"A final goal: a finishing point".

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/terminus

  • A terminus is not specifically a destination though. If I'm on a train that has 6 stops (A,B,C,D,E,F), F would be the terminus, but I might be travelling to destination D. The terminus describes the end of the transport line, rather than the end of a shipment (that travels on said transport line). – Flater May 12 '17 at 8:55
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Though it's frequently used as a nautical term, the word dock can be used to refer to any platform where "dropping off" or "picking up" occurs.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dock

a place (as a wharf or platform) for the loading or unloading of materials

In many warehouses, the area where vehicles are loaded is called the "loading dock."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loading_dock

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Since you are talking from the perspective of transportation, could you not simply call it the destination?

This seems unambiguous, and it encapsulates exactly what you want: the location the shipment needs to be delivered to.

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