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    Explain what is cross docking? How is important in the supply chain?

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    Default Re: Explain what is cross docking?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cross-docking

    It's importance is directly linked to the business model of both the logistics company and the customer - in 30 years of warehouse management I've only felt the neeed to use it on a couple of occasions but I'm sure there are 3PL's who use the method every week. The process minimises handling (and therefore cost, risk of damage and risk of errors) but the situation needs to meet a fairly strict set of criteria before cross docking is the only solution, this alone probably dilutes it's overall importance within supply chain planning.
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    Default Re: Explain what is cross docking?

    Cross-docking is when items are to be shipped from the manufacturing plant directly to the customers, with little to no material handling in between. You can refer to this article to see how cross-docking impacts supply chains: https://goo.gl/m1RD8t

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