Supply Chain cross-docking is the process of moving goods straight from receiving to shipping avoiding unnecessary handling in a warehouse operation.
Execution of cross-docking can be planned or opportunistic. Opportunistic cross-docking occurs as part of the warehouse operation when outbound orders are matched with actual received quantities – often referred to as pick-on-receipt. Planned cross-docking is a pre-defined link between inbound and outbound, which directs what the warehouse should do.
Planned cross-docking is either defined by the host system or at the supply chain execution level. If done by the host, inbound order lines are linked to outbound order lines (including quantity required) through the inbound order.
On the supply chain level, the Aptean Supply Chain cross-dock planning solution looks across nodes in the supply chain to determine which advanced shipping notices (ASN) or inbound orders are to be cross-docked.
- Maintains and releases cross-dock links
- Utilizes your configured business rules
- Workbench selects inbound orders and ASNs
- User-defined rules hold criteria for eligible for cross-docking items
Here's what Aptean Supply Chain’s cross-docking solution can do for you
Improves Ability to Deal with Shortage Situations & Rationing Decisions
Efficiencies are improved by using cross-docking planning to re-route goods in-transit in transportation hubs to match market demands
Interact with Transshipment Hubs & Warehouses
Interaction with transshipment hubs or warehouses enables re-routing and efficient cross-docking of supply to the best destination.
Enable Dynamic Matching
Our cross-dock planning solution enables dynamic matching of current demand with supply in the pipeline as planned or in-transit deliveries.
Now you can boost efficiencies by using cross-dock planning to re-route goods in-transit in transportation hubs to match market demands.