How does Cross Docking work?
Cross docking is a logistic procedure in which the products of a supplier are distributed directly to a customer or to a retail chain with marginal or absent handling or storage times. Through this process, the goods are unloaded from the dock of the incoming transport vehicle, sorted within the cross docking area as quickly as possible and then transferred to the outgoing transport vehicle platform.
In this area, products can be loaded, sorted and screened to identify the final destinations. After being sorted, products are moved to the other end of the cross docking terminal to be loaded onto the outgoing truck. When the outbound transport has been loaded, the products can then reach customers.