It works in partnership with the ER and recieves, refines, stores, and distributes chemical products of the cell. Proteins and lipids built in the smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum bud off in tiny bubble-like vesicles that move through the cytoplasm until they reach the golgi complex. The vesicles fuse with the golgi membranes and release their internally stored molecules into the organelle. Once inside, the compounds are further processed by the golgi apparatus, which adda molecules (glycoprotein, glycolipids, lipoprotein) or chops tiny pieces off the ends. When completed, the product is extruded from the golgi apparatus in a vesicle and directed to its final destination inside or outside the cell.