With Cross Docking and Transloading, the product flows in and out – usually from one supplier to a variety of destinations. With the flow of merchandise improved, handling is reduced and the need for storage is minimized. Costs are minimized.
DWS Logistics provides the multiple doors and staging area necessary to receive product, sort, and then ship out to multiple consignees.
Cross Docking and Transloading are the Hub in the Hub and Spoke distribution concept.
The Advantage of Cross Docking and/or Transloading:
- Improved Flow of Merchandise
- Reduced Handling
- Minimized Storage
- Increased Efficiency
- Decreased Cost
- Faster Transportation
- Better Product Flow with more options
- Inproved Distribution Allocation decisions, including ability to postpone
- Easier to comply with Shipping Windows and Must Arrive By dates
- Improved Supply Chain Planning and Visibility
- Reduced Inventory Carrying Costs and overall Transit Times
Examples of Cross Docking and/or Transloading:
- Product is unloaded from a marine container, sorted, labeled and distributed directly to multiple location of a retail chain, all with minimal handling and storage time.
- Product is received from multiple suppliers and combined, individual orders are created and sent to multiple destinations across Canada.
- Consolidated loads are unloaded and sorted, cartons are scanned and individual store orders are created and shipped.
- Intermodal containers are received, pallets are built and marine containers loaded for export.