Cross Dock Solutions
Do away with warehousing if you do not wish to store your goods. TT Trucking picks up freight from the incoming trucks and loads it directly into the outbound truck without having to place it in a warehouse.
Speed and Productivity are important factors when it comes to the growth of an organisation. Cross-docking is one of the few strategies that help achieve these goals.
It refers to a logistics procedure where cargoes from a supplier are directly distributed, that is, with low to no storage time.
With TT Trucking’s cross-docking services, you do not have to worry about warehousing anymore.
Keep in mind that cross-ducking might not suit all warehousing needs. Make an informed decision depending on the kind of product it is. Additionally, cross-ducking is efficient for already packed products.
To make it easier for you, here is a list of the kind of products suitable for docking in warehouses:
- Perishable goods as they require immediate shipping.
- Products that are already packed and marked as they are ready to be delivered.
- Products that do not require to go through any inspection process.
- Promotional products.
- Staple products that have a constant demand.
- Pre-packaged customer orders.
There is a risk of loss of inventory control when it comes to docking in warehouses. To avoid that, our team at TT Trucking has trained professionals who carry out the cross-docking process smoothly and effectively.
If you are facing trouble deciding whether to go for cross-docking or warehousing, these differences will make things clearer for you.
- Docking in warehouses reduces cost as the products are directly shipped while warehousing requires renting for long-term storage.
- With cross-docking, you have to build lesser shipping relationships as one company will carry out both warehousing and expedite shipping.
- As docking in warehouses cuts out two steps (moving in and out of storage), there’s a lesser risk of product damage.
- With lesser steps, cross-docking is also faster than the warehouse shipping process.