What is Cross Docking?
Cross-docking is a logistics system where products from a supplier or manufacturer are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with little to no handling or storage time.
Cross-Docking vs. Our Standard Warehousing Service
The difference between cross-docking and your standard warehouse shipping services—Like most, our warehouse typically requires that the distributor keep stock of their inventory on site to ship to customers when requested. However, with cross-docking, we have the ability to take items from incoming freight shipments, and place them directly onto outgoing freight shipments, eliminating the long-term storage process. Below are some benefits of cross-docking.
- Reduces transportation costs
- Decreases the amount of time products spend in transit
- Provides the ability to speed products to their destination
- Lowers cost for inventory storage
- Reduces costs associated with damaged inventory due to long-term storage
- Increases customer satisfaction
Cross-Docking Services we provide:
Manufacturing – Involving the receipt of inbound products, of which require sub-assemblies for production orders.
Consolidation – Process of combining inbound products from different vendors into a single mixed product pallet,
which is then delivered to the recipient using client specified ship methods.
De-consolidation– The break down process of larger product pallets into smaller loads for a more customer friendly delivery process (Normally geared more to private residence deliveries).
Retail– This process involves the receipt of products from multiple vendors and sorting onto outbound trucks for a number of retail store recipients.
Opportunistic– Transferring a product directly from the receiving dock to the outbound shipping dock to meet an identified demand period, using client specified ship methods.