Cross-docking is a practice in logistics of unloading materials from an incoming semi-trailer truck or railroad car and loading these materials directly into outbound trucks, trailers, or rail cars, with little or no storage in between. This may be done to change the type of conveyance, to sort material intended for different destinations, or to combine material from different origins into transport vehicles (or containers) with the same destination or similar destinations.
Cross-docking favors the timely distribution of freight, a better synchronization with the demand and a more efficient use of transportation assets. Cross-docking is particularly relevant to the retail sector (often within large retailers). Its advantages involve a minimization of warehousing and economies of scale in outbound flows (from the distribution center to the customers). With cross-docking the costly inventory function of a distribution center becomes minimal, while still maintaining the value-added functions of consolidation and shipping. Inbound flows (from suppliers) are thus directly transferred into outbound flows (to customers) with short term, and at time very little, warehousing. Shipments typically spend less than 24 hours in the distribution center, sometimes less than an hour when parcels are involved.
A solution tailored to fit your needs
Atlas Warehousing team will handle all the tasks relating to the dispatch of your goods for you.
• Warehousing of goods supplied by the customer
• Processing of orders with recipient details and desired fulfillment services
• Pick & Pack of the products ordered
• Cross Docking / fulfillment through UPC barcode scan/batching
• Addressing and dispatch of consignments
• Returns processing
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Optimization When you access a logistic and warehousing solution tailored to your need, you save in picking up costs and reduce your delivery times considerably.
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