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Advantages of Cross Docking to Businesses When it comes to costs and warehousing, every organization has its own priorities and they need to consider and weigh up the disadvantages of implementing cross docking into the organization’s supply chaise in order to make the right decision. There might seem to have advantages when cross-docking especially because in logistics jargon, when an item sits, cost is entailed until it reaches its intended destination. However, in cross -docking, a product’s from a supplier or manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time, therefore less price is paid. In cross-docking operation, much management attention, time, and planning is required to make it work effectively, and this is quite a disadvantage. In cross-docking, you don’t have a warehouse to store items like what they do in warehousing, but instead they set up the cross docking terminal structures prior to its implementation, and these terminals are linked to semi-trailer trucks or railroad cars into outbound trucks, with no storage in between which will require time and capital. But to a cross-docking client, one can take the advantage of this facility that sees to it that before they offer anything, they already have a comfortable reliance that the suppliers would deliver those goods to the customer so that the cross-docking terminal will not break-up the entire supply chain like a crumbling domino simply because one item is missing. For a cross-docking client, their priority is speed to grow their organization and achieve a competitive advantage, which is why the productivity of a supply chain becomes the more important factor. Especially these days when customer satisfaction weighs heavily on an organization’s survival, this is especially true. Customers are won or lose by how efficient the supply chain is. Two companies selling the same item with the same price, but differing in time that the customer can pick up the item will both provide convenience to a customer but the one that allow the customer to have them much earlier than the other will give the customer more satisfaction. The organization’s supply chain management gives the customer this sort of satisfaction.
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Many companies have benefited from using cross-docking which includes reduction of labor costs as the products no longer requires picking and put away in the warehouse, reduction in the time in packing from production to the customer, which helps improve customer satisfaction, reduction in the need for warehouse space, as there is no requirements to store the products anyway.
Understanding Resources
There are different types of cross docking including manufacturing cross-docking, distribution, transportation, retail, and opportunistic cross-docking where it can be used in any warehouse, transferring a product directly from the receiving dock to the outbound shipping dock to meet a known demand.