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Author: Bob Haugen <>
Date:   Wed,  4 Nov 2015 05:48:43 -0600

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diff --git a/use-cases/ b/use-cases/ @@ -0,0 +1,20 @@ +#Cross Docking + +Excerpted from this [wikipedia article]( + +> Cross-docking is a practice in the logistics of unloading materials from an incoming +semi-trailer truck or railroad car and loading these materials directly into outbound +trucks, trailers, or rail cars, with little or no storage in between. +This may be done to change the type of conveyance, to sort material intended for different destinations, +or to combine material from different origins into transport vehicles (or containers) +with the same destination or similar destinations. + +> Cross-dock operations were first pioneered in the US trucking industry in the 1930s[citation needed], +and have been in continuous use in less-than-truckload (LTL) operations ever since. +The US military began using cross-docking operations in the 1950s. +Wal-Mart began using cross-docking in the retail sector in the late 1980s. + +> In the LTL trucking industry, cross-docking is done by moving cargo from one transport vehicle +directly onto another, with minimal or no warehousing. In retail practice, cross-docking operations +may utilize staging areas where inbound materials are sorted, consolidated, +and stored until the outbound shipment is complete and ready to ship.