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Crossdock

An economical and efficient way of handling, receiving, and distributing inventory.

As part of a warehouse or distribution center, crossdocking is an efficient way to keep products moving across distribution channels. It simplifies distribution by allowing suppliers to bring products to one central location, reduces overall fixed costs, boosts service levels, minimizes transportation costs, and reduces delivery time. 

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    Why Crossdocking?

    Breaking bigger consignments into smaller ones & sorting

    Huge consignments coming from the factory/ manufacturer can be broken into smaller consignments to be sent to multiple pre-fixed destinations.

    Consolidating multiple smaller consignments to make a big one

    For easy product sorting and transportation, consignments from multiple sources can be consolidated and sent to limited destination points.

    Using as a temporary hop for consignment

    Unloading incoming trucks or railcars and immediately transferring them to another truck/ railcar for distribution e.g. for courier or parcel hubs where multiple consignments keep coming and going out with temporary storage requirements.

    Benefits

    For businesses with large scale operations, cross-dock is considered one of the most efficient methods in distribution because it helps:

    Reduce storage space

    • On average, businesses spend $6.53/ sq foot on warehouse space
    • Reducing storage space contributes to cost savings and the company’s carbon footprint

    Lower inventory costs

    • Inefficient inventory management ties up much-needed working capital
    • It costs money to store, manage, secure inventory, and money is lost when inventory gets spoiled or damaged
    • Cross-docking reduces the amount of inventory held over the long term

    Minimize material handling

    • Minimizes the movement of goods around the warehouse, manually or automatically, due to sorting, storing, picking, and packing

    Increase product quality

    • Staging products (temporarily stocking goods while processing them before shipping), workers can inspect products for damages and reduce the number of damaged products shipped to customers, thus saving on returns and maintaining customer satisfaction

    Manage overall costs

    • Manpower is one of the most challenging costs to control, cross-docking reduces the number of people needed to manage inventory 
    • Transportation and distribution costs by consolidating shipments 

    Increase retailer efficiency

    • Retailers receive fewer, precisely timed shipments
    • Shortening of delivery times and improving fill rates

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