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  • July 22, 2020

Transfer Inbound Material to Outbound, Is It Possible?

Suryanarayana Maddula
Principal Technical Support Engineer

Contributing Author: Kavita Yetakuri

Do you wish to increase operational efficiency of your warehouse? Do you know we can bypass inventory holding and transfer Inbound Material to Outbound area?

Yes, Warehouse Management has provided an excellent feature that is Crossdocking.

Crossdocking allows warehouses to increase its operational efficiency by transferring inbound material directly to an outbound area. It bypasses the inventory-holding function of a warehouse while still allowing it to serve its consolidation and shipping functions.

  • With this feature, crossdocking can be planned in the warehouse. The system can identify crossdocking opportunities in the warehouse by comparing expected receipts and outbound shipments.
  • When a crossdocking opportunity is identified, the scheduled inbound receipt(supply) is pegged to the outbound shipment(demand) using crossdock criteria. A specific inbound receipt is identified based on whether the warehouse wants to maximize crossdocking or minimize wait time or minimize fragmentation.

There are two types of Crossdocking:

  • Planned Crossdocking - The pre-allocation is done during Pick Release.
  • Opportunistic Crossdocking - dynamic allocation is done during material putaway.

Following screenshot gives you the navigation to define crossdocking:

And enable the Crossdocking in WMS Rules Workbench:

For complete information on “WMS Crossdocking” Feature in Oracle eBusiness Suite, please refer below notes:

How to Setup and Diagnose WMS Planned and Opportunistic Crossdocking Functionality (Doc ID 430935.1)

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