Cross Docking processes are increasingly applied in modern logistics. The advantages are obvious: cost savings by avoiding unnecessary turnovers and reduced time in storage leads to reduced stockholding costs.
EWM offers different options how cross docking processes are executed. Cross docking is a process where a putaway is omitted and products or handling units are directly transported from goods receipt to goods issue. Planned cross docking is one option where cross docking is determined before goods arrival. Alternatively, a decision about a cross docking process can be determined after goods already arrived in an opportunistic manner.
Whether goods are putaway or directly transfered into goods issue area is decided on a situation to situation basis.