In a highly competitive market such as logistics, it is necessary to provide services that meet the needs of its customers and improve their competitive advantage. Cross-docking can do just that.
Cross-docking is a logistics activity where inventory items, whether raw, partial or finished products from a supplier or manufacturer, are distributed directly to the user. Users can be next level manufacturers, retailers or the final consumer. In a typical cross-docking scenario, inventory is stored for little or no time before leaving for your next destination.
The cross-docking process can be quite simple and can provide logistics customers with significant cost savings. For example, two trucks arrive at a logistics center. One who wears clothes and other cell phones. The retailer XYZ needs these two elements immediately. Instead of sending large quantities in advance to store them until necessary, the suppliers of these products send only the requested quantity to a single installation shortly before the required date. When these trucks arrive, the inventory is unloaded at the location of the receiving dock to be ordered and organized for shipment. Once the order is placed, a truck can be loaded to order the specifications and sent to the retailer XYZ.
Look out for this series for more information on how Cross-Docking works and the benefits it can provide to your business. For additional information or questions, contact the Datex logistics experts today.
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