WMS Software Crossdocking

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.

Cross-docking in the WMS

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.

Depending on the number of (transport) orders within which the relevant item is required, the team member can be sent to several cross-docking locations via their hand terminal. When order picking the team members who assemble goods out are sent to the relevant cross-docking location for those specific goods.

 

Cross Docking WMS Software

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

  • Product settings

    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.

  • Packaging settings

    A specific ‘cross-docking size’ can be set per item if that item can only be transported in particular packaging.

  • Location settings

    A specific cross-docking location can be set per item.

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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.

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