Key visual: Cross-docking with cadis



Cross-docking encompasses all depot transhipment processes (incoming goods, outgoing goods and inventory). During cross-docking, the goods or shipments delivered to a distribution centre are transferred directly to the outgoing goods area after unloading. Cross-docking eliminates the need for storage and retrieval processes.

Tight time limits have to be observed during cross-docking. Efficient unloading, sorting and transport processes within the depot are essential.

Furthermore, a wide range of complex tasks have to be performed during the cross-docking workflow, i.e.

  • Break down of the delivered full loads into individual pallets and packages
  • Documentation of the cross-docking transshipment processes
  • Recording of damage and quantity issues
  • Storage location routing
  • Assembly of pallets for loading at other depots

cadis supports your cross-docking activities with the following functions:

  • Overviews and detailed information on incoming and outgoing shipments, loading equipment to be exchanged and items
  • Automated and manual creation of loading lists for all outgoing shipments
  • Dynamic loading list generation, incl. determining of the loading sequence
  • Rules for automated bay and storage location routing
  • Management of loading plans with times, relations, gates or truck numbers
  • Release and conclusion of loading and unloading operation
  • Login to the mobile system with clearly defined responsibilities and authorisations
  • Scanning of gate numbers, seal numbers, trailer numbers, packages or pallets
  • Parallel loading and unloading by several depot employees
  • Recording of loading equipment and loading aids
  • Depot inventory for loading areas or warehouse inventory with recording of additional information
  • Assembly and break down of pallets and boxes
  • Incoming goods and outgoing goods recording for crates, hazardous goods stores, etc.
  • Printing of labels and stickers
  • Subsequent editing of shipment and package information
  • Documentation of all shipment-related processes with type, status and time
  • Electronic transmission or printing of freight lists or unloading reports
  • Standardised interfaces for integration into existing host systems
  • Optional: Integration of additional systems such as camera monitoring, underfloor chain control, package sorting/transport technology and measuring and weighing systems


  • You benefit from the transparency achieved by the recording of all scan events, including the "incorrect" scans.
  • You reduce manual planning activities through automated pre-planning and storage location routing.
  • You incorporate your expert knowledge quickly and easily via the cadis Rules Engine and conveniently define your system processes.
  • You work with several people at the same time for loading and unloading and thus accelerate your processes.
  • You safeguard the quality of the loading through online checks and comparisons of planned and actual data.
  • Safeguard your competitive edge using a tailored cross-docking solution based on the standard product, cadisTH.