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Rain
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What is cross docking? Is it also considered warehousing?

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WarehouseBlueprint
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Cross Docking is an operations where the the goods arrive to the warehouse, get sorted accordingly, and outbound processed. All this happened within a short span of time (as short as same day outbound, or within 2-3 days).

In such a facility, the sortation area typically is huge. And the storage area is minimal. This is different from a typical storage warehouse, where storage area accounts for 60-70% of the space.

However, it is still possible to term such facility as warehouse. Probably a cross-dock warehouse will be more appropriate.

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HQ
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Can someone provide some examples of cross dock operations? So that I can understand better?

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Joker
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An example will be fresh food from a neighboring country arriving in the night. Sortation is done by the operations and by morning time, the various trucks/vans will depart the facility for delivery to the destination locations.

In this case, storage is minimal. Rather, the main activity is sortation.

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Jessica Herron
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Cross docking is a procedure where products from a manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time.

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