Cross-docking is part of our WMS software for logistics suppliers. With cross-docking upon arrival (goods in) goods are immediately placed ready as goods out, without any interim warehousing. Incoming goods are therefore directly turned around into outgoing goods. That saves on transactions and space within the warehouse.
Cross-docking is applied if goods have to be delivered to the final destination as soon as possible, i.e., fresh products for supermarkets.
With cross-docking an increase in efficiency is seen within the logistics process as product transit speed is significantly increased, meaning these products are made available to your customer all the quicker.
By applying cross-docking you save on stock-related costs as the goods needn’t be conventionally stored in the warehouse. Rather, they are unloaded and immediately reloaded for transport.
When it comes to a streamlined process such as cross docking, where storage is skipped, a system that accurately supports this process is required. Read in the leaflet how Boltrics’ Cross-docking module realizes this and which benefits it gives you.
Some items must always first be stored in the warehouse. Other goods are always stored in the cross-docking location, or only if the goods are accompanied with a sales order. That is why the WMS may indicate per item whether cross-docking can indeed take place.
A specific cross-docking location can be set per item.
A specific ‘cross-docking size’ can be set per item if that item can only be transported in particular packaging.