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Running head: LOGISTICS, DISTRIBUTION, AND TRANSPORTATION 1 Logistics, Distribution, and Transportation Student's Name University Affiliation Submission Date
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LOGISTICS, DISTRIBUTION, AND TRANSPORTATION 2 Question (4) what is required to make cross-docking a viable solution for a logistics provider? Initially, cross docking means to move goods or products from a manufacturing sector and supply it straight to the consumer leading to no resources been handled in between. Cross- docking is the exercise in logistics of receiving resources from an arriving semi-trailer truck or railroad vehicle and pack the resources straight into outbound vehicle, rail cars, trailers or no storage practice is done ( Jacobs, Chase, 2013). In this logistics process, the products or resources from a distributor or producing plant are supplied straight to a retail chain or consumer hence no
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