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.
Directly from receipt to shipment
Cross-docking is applied if goods have to be delivered to the final destination as soon as possible, i.e., fresh products for supermarkets. A system that thoroughly supports your processes is a must-have for this.
In the WMS goods in are directly linked to goods out based on an original transport request, or the incoming goods are automatically allocated a specific route or postcode area. This means that upon receipt of the goods the WMS already takes the current sales orders into account.
As soon as a team member from the goods in department scans incoming goods they see a notification on their scanner telling them where to place the goods: (partially) in a cross-docking location or at the standard picking location.
Increased efficiency with cross-docking
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.
Cost savings with cross-docking
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.
Cross-docking settings in the WMS
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 by a sales order. That is why the WMS may indicate per item whether cross-docking can indeed take place.
A specific ‘cross-docking size’ can be set per item if that item can only be transported in particular packaging.
A specific cross-docking location can be set per item.
Boltrics’ Cross-docking module
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.Read the Cross-docking leaflet