Building  Owners  and  Managers  Association  International

Building Owners and Managers Association International


Cross-docking is a practice in logistics of unloading materials from an incoming semi-trailer truck or rail car and loading these materials directly into outbound trucks, trailers, or rail cars, with little or no storage in between.  When merchandise is moved directly from the receiving dock to the shipping dock, eliminating the need to place the merchandise in storage.  In bound & outbound docks are usually parallel to each other with short distance between where area in between can be enclosed/unenclosed platform.  The aim is to speed up the flow of goods and to cut down on the costs of storage.   A logistics term for transferring a vendor’s product to store-bound trucks at the warehouse without a lot of handling or lengthy storage.