Distribution / Crossdock
Cross docking systems provide high speed movement of goods through a distribution or handling facility eliminating the need for intermediate storage. A common example includes the crossdocking of goods from an ocean container to various tractor trailers. Numerous benefits include reduced handling, operating, and storage costs, as well as acquiring uploaded sales and order data used to quickly monitor, track and verify sales, shipping, and receiving information.
Leading footwear manufacturer receives inbound containers from Port of Long Beach and struggles with cost per piece handled due to limitations in fulfillment, inventory control, and storage capabilities. Size of orders can range from single line to 100+lines, with a need to ship at least 80,000 lines per day.