The movement of goods directly from receiving dock to shipping dock to eliminate storage expense. Many times a site is chosen to consolidate goods from several origins and reship to the retail or manufacturing site (sometimes called Merge in Transit or Flow Through Distribution).
Unloading materials from an incoming trailer and then loading them into an outbound trailer without sorting and distributing the items in the warehouse.
Distribution system where products received are routed directly to regional centers, bypassing the storage and picking process, thus eliminating significant labor.
The immediate movement of product received at a retailer warehouse from the supplier's truck over to the retailer's truck for store delivery.