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How Cross Docking is related to Customer Satisfaction If its decision making organizations have their priorities when it comes to costs and warehousing, and cross docking has to be considered and weighed up since its implementation has many disadvantages. Cross-docking might sound advantageous in reference to the fact that in logistics jargon, anytime an item sits, in-between its intended destination is cost. However, in cross -docking, a product’s from a supplier or manufacturing plant are distributed directly to a customer or retail chain with marginal to no handling or storage time, therefore less price is paid. The disadvantage of a cross-docking operator is that it requires much management attention, time, and planning which are all necessary to make it work effectively. We can look at it this way, that when cross docking is implemented or before it is implemented, there is a need to set up the cross docking terminal structures and link them to semi-trailer trucks or railroad cars into outbound trucks with little or no storage in between, and this would require time and capital unlike warehousing where, the job is to establish a warehouse, advertise the facility and maintain a good account of its inventory. These facilities sees to it that before they offer anything they make sure that the suppliers would deliver the goods to the customer so that the cross docking terminal will not break up the entire supply chain so that customers are able to take advantage of this facility. Productivity of a supply chain becomes the more important factor for a cross-docking client since their priority is speed to grow their organization and achieve a competitive advantage. An organization’s survival depends on customer satisfaction and thus this is especially true. Customers are won or lose by how efficient the supply chain is. So if you are buying items online which you pay electronically, it is very much convenient to pick up the exact item that you have been looking for except that it takes some days before you can actually receive them, but you get better satisfaction if there is a company selling that same item with the same price, but it able to deliver much earlier than the other. This type of customer satisfaction has its grounds on the organization’s supply chain management.
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Many companies have benefited from using cross-docking which includes reduction of labor costs as the products no longer requires picking and put away in the warehouse, reduction in the time in packing from production to the customer, which helps improve customer satisfaction, reduction in the need for warehouse space, as there is no requirements to store the products anyway.
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Types of cross-docking includes manufacturing cross-docking, distribution, transportation, retail, and opportunistic cross-docking where it can be used in any warehouse, transferring a product directly from the goods receiving dock to the outbound shipping dock to meet a known demand.