WORKING THE DOCKS

While few distributors practice "true" cross docking -- with pallets arriving on one truck and being shipped out on another almost immediately -- they are achieving significant savings in labor, handling and storage through cross-docking programs.Those coming closest to the cross-docking ideal are using electronic data interchange and advance ship notices to keep better track of pallet movement throughout

While few distributors practice "true" cross docking -- with pallets arriving on one truck and being shipped out on another almost immediately -- they are achieving significant savings in labor, handling and storage through cross-docking programs.

Those coming closest to the cross-docking ideal are using electronic data interchange and advance ship notices to keep better track of pallet movement throughout the supply chain.

"EDI and ASNs are mandatory in managing a large-scale

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