Cross-docking is a very important process for many companies. Cross Docking is performed at a transfer center or distribution center. Generally, there is a terminal between the incoming and outgoing trucks, and the transfer is carried out between the doors of the trucks and the materials are taken from the incoming trucks and transferred to the outgoing trucks on the other side of the crossdock terminal. There are many different inbound and outbound scenarios for cross-docking related to production, retail, shipping, logistics. Cross Docking can be carried out manually by handling or by transport with more complex automation systems, including a forklift, sorter, conveyor belt and robots. Materials can be unloaded, scanned, sorted, placed on mixed pallets or mixed trucks at the terminal in between to determine their destination.
Cross Docking can be done as part of the supply chain for different specific products. It is very useful for the logistics process of the products to be ordered, or the products that need to be delivered to more than one destination in the most efficient and fastest way.
Combining a large number of small products in a single shipment saves shipping costs, saving time and speeds up delivery.
With more than 40 years of experience in warehouse and logistics systems, Pektas is able to plan your Cross Docking processes manually, semi-automatic or fully automated systems in the most efficient and cost-effective way for you with 100% customer satisfaction.