The Benefits of Cross Docking
As a business that offers a plethora of products and services it’s important that our clients (and potential clients) can easily understand why these different elements exist, and that they are designed to help serve them in the most effective way possible.
Our cross docking capabilities allow us to help those who may not have access to a loading dock, and can simplify the overall process for those companies.
“Cross-docking allows products which are unloaded from incoming trucks or rail cars to be automatically dispatched to the end destination — without the waste of being put in inventory and then shortly thereafter removed. By storing the products in a staging area or simply reloading them in another transportation vehicle, time and labor can be saved. In cases of less-than-truckload (LTL) shipments, cross-docking simply moves cargo from one transport vehicle directly onto another, avoiding warehousing. In some operations, a staging area can be used to sort inbound materials and store them until the customer’s outbound shipment is complete and ready to ship.
When a manufacturer makes its own components, cross docking capabilities help sync availability and demand, automatically matching the completed goods with open jobs or purchase orders that may be waiting for that component. Such tactics speed processes, streamlining activities and allowing the manufacturer to respond to customer expectations.” (source: mbtmag.com)
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