Not familiar with cross docking? If you own or run a business that ships or receives inventory, you probably should be. It is a way to minimize how much time and labor is used getting deliveries from one place to another.
Often, cross docking occurs in a large building, perhaps a warehouse, with receiving docks on one side and outgoing docks on the other. By dividing shipments and getting them on outgoing vehicles quickly, businesses save shipping time, storage fees, and staffing expenses.
There’s a lot to love about cross docking, both for businesses and the clients they serve. It is used for a variety of reasons:
- To move products more quickly
- Less handling leads to fewer mistakes and less damage to items
- Reduces or eliminates the need for warehousing inventory
If you ask around, you may hear a disadvantage in that it requires a good deal of planning to work. That’s true. The implementation of cross docking requires someone with knowledge and experience.
That’s probably the best reason to develop a relationship with a delivery company dedicated to making cross docking work for you. Trusting a logistics company with your needs saves you time, money, and stress. It’s an effective recipe for providing exceptional service to your clients—allowing you to grow your customer base.
A logistics company will know how to make cross docking fit your needs. Hire the right one that’s already familiar with multiple ways to get goods in and out of your area. Not only can the right company advise on the best routes, but they come prepared with vetted drivers and many years of experience getting inventory where it needs to be.
To find out more about how cross docking can improve your customer relations and shrink your bottom line, contact the professionals at Dependable Express.