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Advantages of Cross Docking to Businesses If its decision making organizations have their priorities when it comes to costs and warehousing, and cross docking has to be considered and weighed up since its implementation has many disadvantages. 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. There is much management attention, time and planning necessary to make cross-docking operation work effectively which is quite disadvantageous. In other words, prior to its implementation, setting up the cross docking terminal structures and linking them to semi-trailer trucks or railroad cars into outbound trucks with little or no storage in between would already require time and capital not similar to warehousing where for the most part, the job is simply to establish a warehouse, advertise the facility and maintain a good account of its inventory. These facilities sees to it that before they offer anything they make sure that the suppliers would deliver the goods to the customer so that the cross docking terminal will not break up the entire supply chain so that customers are able to take advantage of this facility. It is important for cross-docking clients to have speed to grow their organization and to achieve a competitive advantage, so the most important factor here then is the productivity of a supply chain. An organization’s survival depends on customer satisfaction and thus this is especially true. With a reliable supply chain, one can keep customers, otherwise, customers are lost. So if you are buying items online which you pay electronically, it is very much convenient to pick up the exact item that you have been looking for except that it takes some days before you can actually receive them, but you get better satisfaction if there is a company selling that same item with the same price, but it able to deliver much earlier than the other. The organization’s supply chain management gives the customer this sort of satisfaction.
Understanding Resources
With cross-docking a lot of companies have benefited from reduction of labor costs because it does not need to be packed and stored, reduction in time in packing from production to customer, which aids customer satisfaction, and reduction in the need for warehouse space, since there is nothing to be stored.
Doing Docks The Right Way
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.