This is the third in a series of articles on cross docking
If you started from scratch, many might simply build a cross dock facility with a much shallower depth than most warehouses. A depth of a hundred feet or so, with incoming product on one side that can be easily moved a short distance and loaded on the other side to an outbound truck. Most of us however, must deal with an existing facility, many times a large square box which is not generally the preferred layout. However, as long as the existing facility has a sufficient quantity of dock doors, yard space, and an adequate footprint, you may be fine.
This article is part of a series of articles on Cross Docking. Click on a link below to view one of the other articles.
- Cross Docking: Is it Right For Me?
- Am I Wasting Time: is Cross-Docking a Viable Consideration for my Company?
- Cross Docking: What are the facility layout considerations?
- Cross Docking: A retailer improves supply chain