Category: Cross Docking

Cross docking is a logistics treatment where items from a provider or manufacturing plant are dispersed straight to a customer or retail chain with limited to no handling or storage time. Cross docking occurs in a circulation docking terminal; usually including trucks and dock doors on two (inbound and outbound) sides with very little storage area. The name ‘cross docking’ discusses the process of getting products through an incoming dock and after that moving them throughout the dock to the outgoing transport dock.

Cross Docking as a Supply Chain Technique Part 1 of 2

By reducing dependence on stock buffers and expediting customer orders, crossdocking promotes a flow-through supply-chain pipeline. Crossdocking as a distribution tactic is not new. Crossdocking is mostly a warehousing practice, however in order for it to be effective and successful, …

What Is Cross Docking and Do I Need It?

It's called cross docking and is a bit more complex than drop-shipping. You have to have a storage facility for cross docking, but it's not really utilized as a storage area. Instead, products that originate from different suppliers are positioned …

How To Prepare A Warehouse To Crossdock

Crossdocking greatly reduces labor costs. A 3PL can also assist a company in finding the very best strategy to crossdock at their facilities. The best ways to prepare a warehouse for crossdocking according to the Supply Chain Musings blog site, …

What Exactly is Cross Docking?

Cross Docking is the practice of unloading Logistics freight from a rail car or truck and loading it onto an outbound rail vehicle or truck that is headed towards the freight’s ultimate destination. This practice has been especially prevalent in …

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