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Cross Dock Plugin

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The Cross-Dock Plugin is used to allow a specific warehouse (destination) to source a group of products from a different warehouse (source).

  • Cross-dock transfers are created using the Generate Cross-Dock Transfers screen after the Commit Orders step.
  • A product is available to be added to a cross-dock transfer if the delivery truck's warehouse (destination) has set up the product for cross-docking from a different warehouse (source).
    • NOTE: The customer’s assigned warehouse has no impact on cross dock.
  • The cross-dock transfer is received into the destination warehouse, allowing the transfer to the truck to remain unchanged.
  • When placing an order, the available inventory number will reflect the source warehouse for cross-docked product.

Cross-Dock Product Flow

Feature Information

  • Functional Area: Operations
  • Roles Impacted: Warehouse Staff
  • Platform: eoStar Backend, eoWarehouse
  • Plugins: Cross Dock Plugin

Permissions

Plugins Panel

Records > Employee > Records > Plugins Panel:

  • Can generate cross dock transfers
  • May access cross dock exceptions
  • May move cross dock transfers that have begun check-in

Setup

Database Configuration

The Inventory Sharing Panel in the File > Database Administration > Configure screen must be set up.

Warehouse Inventory Sharing

Basic Cross Dock Setup: Records > Warehouse > Records > Inventory Sharing Panel.

  • Basic Cross Dock assumes all pack sizes of cross-docked products will be cross-docked.

Advanced Cross Dock Setup: Inventory > Cross Dock Exceptions.

  • Advanced Cross Dock allows specific pack sizes to be cross-docked.

Route-Specific Cross Dock Setup: Records > Employee > Records > Inventory Sharing Panel.

  • Route-Specific Cross Dock allows certain routes to be cross-docked, while others continue to be sourced from their assigned warehouse.

Cross Dock Processing

Non-WMS Customers

WMS Customers