Manifest 1

What is Cross Docking?

Cross docking is when you have stock which comes in temporarily, gets sorted in a staging environment, then normally goes out on a different vehicle and usually with lots of other stock that's going to a similar area for delivery.

If your business does cross docking, then you need to be sure your transport management system has the capability to handle cross docking to allow you to sort stock quicker and decrease the likelihood of sending stock out on the wrong vehicle.

 

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Sorting Stock Quicker

In the early days, CartonCloud was designed specifically for a cross dock model. The reason for this was that the business which we were running at the time was a complete cross dock model. It is important to note that lots of other transport systems are solely focused on point to point delivery or courier delivery.

This is very different to the way in which the cross dock model works, which is to pick up in bulk, bring back the stock and split it into areas, then deciding who's going to do which area and allocating the deliveries accordingly, after which the trucks then actually go out and deliver the goods.

 

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Manifest 2

Run Sheet

Benefits of Using CartonCloud

The benefit of using CartonCloud if you're doing cross docking is that it's designed specifically for the way you operate. You won't have to do any weird organisational or operational work-arounds in order to make it work. As soon as you've got the software, the cross dock model stuff just works perfectly.

You'll be able to have complete transparency of the consignments coming in, you can even start to allocate the stock before it's there as CartonCloud gives you the flexibility to build a delivery run before the stock has arrived. When the stock does come in it's as simple as checking off the stock on the manifest, being directed to what run to place it on, and boom the driver has all the jobs ready to go.

 

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CartonCloud combines everything good about cloud technology and logistics automation to let your business do more. Even better, when you have more time and know every facet of your operations is running smoothly, you also gain a better quality of life. 

Experience the benefits of an integrated warehouse and transport management system today – get started with a Free Demo.

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CartonCloud combines everything good about cloud technology and logistics automation to let your business do more. Even better, when you have more time and know every facet of your operations is running smoothly, you also gain a better quality of life.

CartonClouds mission is to improve the quality of lives for our users by automating monotonous tasks and giving you the power to take back control of your life and no more working crazy hours just to get administration tasks complete.

Trust us when we say we've been there done that and it's not ideal to be pushing that hard just to break bread, with CartonClouds warehouse management system you'll never look back.

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Complex rate cards

You can process complicated logic based on events and triggers loaded then have the rates calculate automatically. 

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Consignments

Consignments can be created automatically from simple EDI's, complex API's or jobs from the warehouse. 

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Group consignments

Automatically group jobs from a customer going to the same store, feeds-through to invoicing as group. 

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Barcode scanning

You can have CartonCloud automatically allocate your drivers by scanning the printed labels on boxes with our driver app. 

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Cash on delivery

Manage which jobs require COD to be collected, and control what happens if the store doesn’t pay.

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Address strings

Multiple names for addresses that are the same location, easy update once and the system remembers. 

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