Metric of the Month

Implementation of Cross-dock Strategy

Cross-dock Strategy Implementation of Cross-dock Strategy

This qualitative metric reports the implementation level of certain strategic initiatives to save time and cost in the logistics cycle. Cross-docking is a popular approach to saving time and reducing storage costs and transit and handling costs in the warehouse in terms of put-away and selection. In this case, no implementation of cross-docking strategy is surprisingly high across industries. Seeing this picture benchmarked within an industry focus and looking at it from the perspective of the results of top performers in key performance areas could justify an analysis of the savings and benefits that may apply for specific organizations.

Participate in the Open Standards Benchmarking Collaborative SM (OSBC) research to learn how your organization’s performance compares to top performers and industry peers. Visit to benchmark your organization ' s performance at no charge. Participants receive custom reports that help establish improvement priorities and set goals for performance. Supply chain professionals are encouraged to complete any and all supply chain online surveys focused on customer order management, logistics, manufacturing, new product/service development, and procurement. Nonprofit APQC serves as the sole custodian of the OSBC database, which guarantees confidentiality. All metrics are validated, normalized, and aggregated to ensure apples-to-apples comparisons.