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Difference between pre-allocated stock and Cross-docking

Hi experts,

I am new to WM. I am reading about pre-allocated stocks. I am a bit confused between pre-allocated stock and Cross-docking functionality. Are these same ? Can you please help me understanding the difference between the two.

Regards,

Vivek

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  • Sep 29, 2014 at 01:36 PM

    Please refer the below mentioned wiki prepared and shared by SCN member muthuraman d where the difference in clearly highlighted

    cross docking in warehouse management - Supply Chain Management (SCM) - SCN Wiki

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    Sep 30, 2014 at 03:43 PM

    Hello

    Basic difference is that preallocated is the option to send stock to some allocation until you reach the level you define (single one) it is usefull for example for production consumption; while cross-docking allows you to perform oportunistic decisions to send it to different locations according to needings. You can move it to production, to cost center or sales orders and part of it to racks, that flexibility helps you to improve materials flow. Preallocated stock doesn't give you that felxibility.

    Best regards

    CD

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