When is Cross Docking Used?
Using a cross dock will not suit all situations. We can help examine if it fits your business. For example, perishable goods benefit from this process because they require temperature controlled shipping transported quickly. Also, already packaged and sorted products ready for customer delivery work well for cross docking.
Types of Cross Docking
"Hub and Spoke." Allow a central site for sorting and combining products for multiple destination delivery.
"Consolidation Arrangements" Consolidate smaller loads into one transport to reduce transport costs.
"Deconsolidation Arrangements" Split large loads into smaller shipments for efficient delivery.