Cross-Dock Planning

Skip the warehouse and go straight from receiving to shipping.


Supply Chain cross-docking is the process of moving goods straight from receiving to shipping avoiding unnecessary handling in a warehouse operation.

Execution of cross-docking can be planned or opportunistic. Opportunistic cross-docking occurs as part of the warehouse operation when outbound orders are matched with actual received quantities – often referred to as pick-on-receipt. Planned cross-docking is a pre-defined link between inbound and outbound, which directs what the warehouse should do.

Planned cross-docking is either defined by the host system or at the supply chain execution level. If done by the host, inbound order lines are linked to outbound order lines (including quantity required) through the inbound order.

On the supply chain level, the CDC Supply Chain cross-dock planning solution looks across nodes in the supply chain to determine which advanced shipping notices (ASN) or inbound orders are to be cross-docked. 

Solution Brochure: CDC Supply Chain

Key Features:

  • Maintains and releases cross-dock links
  • Utilizes your configured business rules
  • Workbench selects inbound orders and ASNs
  • User-defined rules hold criteria for eligible for cross-docking items

Here's what CDC Supply Chain’s cross-docking solution can do for you:

Improves ability to deal with shortage situations and rationing decisions

Efficiencies are improved by using cross-docking planning to re-route goods in-transit in transportation hubs to match market demands

Interact with transshipment hubs and warehouses

Interaction with transshipment hubs or warehouses enables re-routing and efficient cross-docking of supply to the best destination.

Enable dynamic matching

Our cross-dock planning solution enables dynamic matching of current demand with supply in the pipeline as planned or in-transit deliveries.

Boost efficiencies

Now you can boost efficiencies by using cross-dock planning to re-route goods in-transit in transportation hubs to match market demands.