BENEFITS OF CROSS-DOCKING
As cross-docking does not require the stock to be kept at the storehouse.
Many companies use our Miami Cross Docking facility for a number or reasons.
- Your delivery is going to be early or late. Let’s say your products are being delivered to a major retailer, but your driver is going to be at least one day early. You can eat away at the driver’s productivity by simply having him or her wait. Or you can get that driver back on the road by delivering to a cross docking provider that can store the product temporarily and deliver at the appointed time. The same holds true when a driver is late for an appointment as the provider can perform storage, rescheduling/coordination with the final consignee, and delivery on your behalf.
- Your goods are arriving on a container. We handle drayage services where we pickup your container from the port, take it to our warehouse for unloading, then return the empty container to the port terminal and storage your products until you are ready to make the delivery to your client.
- You have mixed freight on a trailer or multiple stops. Sometimes, a trailer may be loaded in a sub-optimal way where the first pallets that need to come off are sitting behind other pallets. In this case, the driver can unload the pallets that aren’t yet needed at a cross dock facility, deliver the pallets that need to be delivered first, and then come back to the facility to pick up the remaining pallets or have us deliver them at a later time.
- You have loads coming in from multiple vendors. If you have products arriving from different vendors in different places, you can have them shipped to a cross docking provider that can combine shipments into one delivery for a retail customer.