Implement New Order Type for Cross-Docking

When comes into program’s road-map to determine potential alignments with the Customer.  We have a few new implementations, communicating from all difference sources from the Customer.  We have to have a central contact or a regional alignment personnel to synchronize the initiatives as to manage the IT cost and resources’ availability more efficiently as to align to our Global management’s directions.

For this case, we have 2 new orders types from Customer that are to be handled by our countries’ warehousing operations.  This new initiative impacts the current operations’ processes and the WMS system that we have to manage the inventories and cross-docking operations for this Customer.  The areas that I am working on to fill up the gaps on this implementation are as follows:

  1. Understand the source of the order shipment (vendors, 3PLs etc)
  2. Where the shipment is going to be lifted from to the destination Hub
  3. The receiving process at Origin/manifests
  4. Commerical invoices from source
  5. The format of the shipping documents
  6. The packing labels/Carrier logics
  7. Update of shipment milestones
  8. Update of shipment delivery dates via Call Center
  9. Financial/billing methodology for this order type
  10. Freight Management

I am not sure what other areas I may be missing to perform the gap analysis but I believe the above almost covered 80% of information I need to assess on.  Hope whoever see this blog can advise me further what else I need to take note of 🙂


1 Response to “Implement New Order Type for Cross-Docking”

  1. May 4, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Hi, nice post. I have been wondering about this topic,so thanks for posting. I’ll certainly be subscribing to your blog.

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