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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. Cross-docking might sound advantageous in reference to the fact that in logistics jargon, anytime an item sits, in-between its intended destination is cost. The reality to cross docking is that a product from a supplier or manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retain chain with very little or no handling or storage time, and so less prices 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. It is the supply chain that keeps or loses customers. Image the convenience of picking up exactly the right item that you have been looking for, and paying for it electronically over a website, but with the exception that it takes sometime before you can get hold of that item, while another company that sells exactly the same item and price, and allows you to have them much earlier than its counterpart. The organization’s supply chain management gives the customer this sort of satisfaction.
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A lot of companies are now using cross-docking which reduces labor costs because the products no longer requires packing and putting away in warehouses, there is reduction of time in packing from production to customer, and this greatly helps to improve customer satisfaction, and it reduces the need for warehouse space since the products are not required to be stored.
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Types of cross-docking includes manufacturing cross-docking, distribution, transportation, retail, and opportunistic cross-docking where it can be used in any warehouse, transferring a product directly from the goods receiving dock to the outbound shipping dock to meet a known demand.