What is cross-docking?



asked Aug 12, 2019

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AltexSoftAltexSoft Team
answered Aug 15, 2019

Cross-docking is a logistics technique in which you distribute products directly to their users. Typically, a manufacturer would deliver the produce to a warehouse, where it will be stored until customer demand arises. If it does. Cross-docking helps to eliminate product aging or damage by handling it immediately.

This usually happens in a hub (often adjusted to a warehouse), where a truck unloads products, they get scanned, sorted, and reloaded into trucks that will deliver them directly to customers. This can happen as fast as under an hour. So, trucks arrive, each with its own type of product, and then leave, each carrying a variety of products for each customer. To make this process truly seamless, trucks and warehouses require automation technology. Today, this is the most effective method to deliver products quickly.

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