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Our fast and efficient cross docking operations keeps your inventory moving quickly to save resources across the board.

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TFS is the greatest, they are very professional, clean and they take care of the products and pallets. What ever you need they can find the solution. Ruslan, Darya and Tim(my go to guy) are always friendly and helpful. Thank you guys and keep up the great work. Best Crossdock Ever.

– Leon Johnson

Crossdocking is a logistics technique used in the transportation of goods from suppliers to customers. It involves unloading goods from an incoming shipment and loading them directly onto outbound trucks or trailers, without storing them in a warehouse or distribution center.

Here is the basic process:

  • Cargo arrives at our  warehousing facility
  • Items are unloaded to a staging/loading area
  • Inventory is sorted and consolidated into new shipments
  • Shipments leave our facility
  • Our warehouse and distribution center utilizing crossdocking have loading docks and loading/staging area to optimize inventory flow from inbound to outbound.

With a 45,000 square-foot warehouse and four dock bays, Total Freight Solutions can handle all of your cross-docking needs. We have forklifts, as well as long forks, chains, spare pallets, and shrink-wrap to sort and reorganize your freight for proper shipping.

Advantages of Cross Docking in Supply Chain Management

Cross Docking is designed to streamline the movement of goods through the supply chain and offers several advantages:

Reduced Inventory Holding Costs
Cross-docking minimizes the need for warehousing and storage space, leading to lower inventory holding costs. This can result in significant savings in terms of rent, utilities, and labor required for managing warehouses.
Faster Order Fulfillment
Products can move from the supplier to the customer more quickly since they don’t spend much time in storage. This reduces lead times and allows for faster order processing and delivery, which can improve customer satisfaction.
Lower Handling Costs
Cross-docking reduces the need for multiple handling and repackaging of products. This results in lower labor and material handling costs, as well as reduced risks of product damage or loss during handling.
Improved Inventory Management
By minimizing the amount of time products spend in storage, cross-docking helps in better inventory turnover management. It allows companies to maintain lower safety stock levels while still meeting customer demand.
Enhanced Product Quality and Freshness
Cross-docking is especially beneficial for products with short shelf lives, such as perishable goods. By reducing the time products spend in storage, it helps maintain product freshness and quality.
Streamlined Distribution
Cross-docking can simplify distribution networks by consolidating products from multiple suppliers and then distributing them to various destinations in a more organized manner. This can lead to a more efficient and cost-effective distribution process.
Reduced Transportation Costs
With cross-docking, trucks can be loaded more efficiently and with higher utilization rates. This can lead to reduced transportation costs, as fewer trips are required to move the same amount of goods.
Flexibility and Responsiveness
Cross-docking facilities are typically designed for flexibility and adaptability. They can quickly respond to changes in demand, product mix, or transportation schedules, making supply chains more agile.
Better Visibility and Control
Cross-docking facilities often use advanced tracking and monitoring systems, providing better visibility into the movement of products. This improved visibility allows for better control and management of the supply chain.
Environmental Benefits
By reducing the number of stops and transfers, cross-docking can contribute to lower carbon emissions and a more environmentally friendly supply chain.

Types of Cross Docking

Cross docking is a sophisticated logistics strategy that facilitates the swift movement of goods from suppliers directly to the end users, such as customers or retail outlets, with minimal storage duration.

This process enhances efficiency in several ways:

Manufacturing Cross Docking

This approach is integral in manufacturing environments. It involves the direct transfer of materials to production lines from suppliers. It’s akin to a just-in-time supply strategy, ensuring that components are available precisely when needed, thereby reducing inventory levels and synchronizing supply with production demands.

Distributor Cross Docking

Particularly useful in retail, this method involves consolidating products from various vendors into a single shipment for each retail location. This process not only streamlines the supply chain but also minimizes storage and handling requirements, leading to significant cost savings and improved turnaround times.

Transportation Cross Docking

Aimed at optimizing transportation efficiency, this type consolidates shipments from various shippers, particularly in the less-than-truckload sector. By amalgamating smaller shipments heading in the same direction, it significantly reduces transportation costs and enhances load efficiency.

Retail Cross Docking

This variant focuses on the distribution of goods directly to retail stores. It’s highly effective in ensuring a constant flow of fresh inventory to retail outlets, reducing the need for extensive storage space and maintaining up-to-date product offerings.

Opportunistic Cross Docking

This method takes advantage of specific opportunities to transfer products directly from the receiving dock to the outbound shipping dock. It’s applied when immediate customer demand aligns with incoming shipments, thereby reducing delivery times and bypassing the need for storage.

Each type of cross docking is tailored to optimize different aspects of the supply chain, ensuring that the choice of method aligns with the specific operational needs and logistics objectives of the business. This strategy plays a critical role in modern supply chain management by enhancing efficiency, reducing costs, and improving the speed of product delivery.

Sacramento Cross Docking Facility

As a premier Cross-Docking Facility, we specialize in streamlining the supply chain process by efficiently transferring products from inbound to outbound transportation without the need for storage. Our facility is designed to reduce handling costs and minimize storage time, optimizing the logistics process to ensure your goods reach their destination quickly and safely. Our state-of-the-art technology and skilled team ensure the highest standards of service and reliability for our clients.

With a 45,000 square-foot warehouse and four dock bays, Total Freight Solutions can handle all of your cross-docking needs. We have forklifts, as well as long forks, chains, spare pallets, and shrink-wrap to sort and reorganize your freight for proper shipping.


45,000 Sq. Ft. of Storage Space

Spacious 45,000 square foot warehouse, equipped to handle all your warehousing requirements.

Dedicated Warehousing Specialists

Our team of dedicated warehousing and distribution specialists is committed to providing top-notch service, ensuring your goods are handled with care and precision.

Secure and Monitored Facility

Rest easy knowing your goods are stored in a highly secured facility equipped with monitored cameras and alarms, guaranteeing their safety round the clock.

Flexible Storage Options

From bulk storage to racked storage, we offer versatile solutions to accommodate items of various sizes and quantities.

Direct-To-Customer Solutions

Benefit from our direct-to-customer solutions, ensuring your products reach their destination promptly and in pristine condition.

Advanced Warehouse Management:

Benefit from our advanced inventory control and warehouse management system, ensuring accurate tracking and seamless operations.

Logistics Services

Beyond storage, we offer comprehensive logistics services to cater to all your transportation needs, providing end-to-end solutions for a hassle-free experience.

Recessed and Grade Level Docks

Our facility is equipped with recessed loading docks and grade level docks, both inside and outside, offering convenient load/unload capabilities.


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