Cummins Logistics now offers value-added cross-docking services to our customers, further reducing the time and cost of storing pallets at additional locations during transit. As your trusted 3PL inventory management partner in Los Angeles County, this service has become more popular with businesses looking to streamline their supply chains by moving items quickly and efficiently from origin to destination without storing them at a middle-ground or third-party warehouse during transit.
What is Cross-Docking?
Cross-docking is when inventory received at a warehouse is promptly shipped out to another location without breaking down the pallet or keeping the inventory in stock at the middle-ground site. Cross-docking services are a cost-effective way to quickly and efficiently move your products when large quantities of pallets move through your inventory.
Benefits of Cross-Docking Providers
The phrase cross-docking refers to items that “cross the dock” through our Los Angeles, CA, warehouse only once during shipping and receiving at a location, meaning the inventory is not unloaded, unpacked, or counted at the warehouse. Typically, this service occurs at a 3PL warehouse service provider like Cummins Logistics, which saves the manufacturer and vendor time and money by moving and avoiding extra storage costs.
Trusting Cummins Logistics for 3PL Services
Cross-docking services, or having inventory move through our Los Angeles, CA, cross-dock warehouse, is a more efficient way of organizing a warehouse as trucks and service providers come and go. In other words, this removes the extra storage fees aspect of the supply chain by unloading your inventory from the original truck, immediately reloading onto a secondary truck, and promptly shipping the inventory to a third location–instead of paying to store it temporarily at a warehouse location.
Tips for Implementing Cross-Docking
Cross-docking reduces costs and improves supply chain effectiveness by reducing processing times and costs during transit. A few essential tips for implementing cross-docking successfully for your company include:
Choosing a Provider with Experience: As an experienced service provider, Cummins Logistics has successfully implemented this service for many other customers!
Integrate into your existing Supply Chain: slowly implementing while preparing to cut out the middleman is the best way to implement this service.
Invest in Technology: utilizing our cloud-based inventory management system with real-time accuracy solves this problem for you!
If you’re ready to streamline your product distribution using our Los Angeles, CA cross-dock facility, contact us today to speak with our experts on how and when we can help you take the steps to implement this service today successfully!