Every order matters, every customer is valuable, and every item needs to reach its destination precisely and on time. That's why we've created the cross-docking module in our courier automation system. It streamlines and simplifies the process of sorting and delivering goods, ensuring your customers' service continues without a hitch.
The essence of cross-docking is simple but effective. Here's how it works: A supplier brings goods intended for specific orders to your courier service. Alongside, electronic data detailing what goods should be in each order is transmitted. Then, these goods need to be sorted out and correctly distributed among the orders. That's a task our cross-docking module performs flawlessly.
Imagine a large shelving unit with numerous cells, each tagged with a unique barcode. An operator scans the barcode of the first encountered item, and the system, based on the order information, instructs where this item should be placed. The operator then puts the item in that cell and scans the cell’s barcode to confirm.
The system repeats this process for every subsequent item, managing the flow of goods based on unique information about each order. If an item to be placed is already present in one of the orders on the shelf, the system will instruct the operator to put this item in the same cell. If the item is new to the shelf, the system will assign it a new order and a new cell.
This intelligent sorting process continues until all the cells are filled up. As the orders get fully assembled, the system highlights them, easing the packing and delivery process. The courier service can then start delivering these fully assembled orders, freeing up the cells for new goods and orders.
The particularity of our cross-docking module is its flexibility and scalability. It is capable of handling any quantity of goods, whether that be hundreds or thousands of items. Plus, for those items that are too large to be placed on a shelf, we've catered to a separate process. These bulky items can be immediately loaded onto delivery vehicles, bypassing the shelving stage.
So, there you have it, cross-docking - your solution for a smoother, more efficient, and profitable delivery business. Join us and step up to the next level of courier service automation.