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Operations And Supply Chain Management
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Operations And Supply Chain Management

Operations And Supply Chain Management

Book edition 14th
Author(s) F. Robert Jacobs
Pages 800 pages
ISBN 9780078024023

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Sorting goods is the main purpose of this type of warehouse.

Sorting goods is the main purpose of the hub-and-spoke warehouse.

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About Sorting

Sorting in the supply chain of logistics is the process of categorizing goods and products in the warehouses of the distribution channels as per their destination. Sorting is done by maintaining a proper mathematical record of every good and its characteristics and assigned location.

About the hub-and-spoke warehouse

The hub-and-spoke warehouse is a kind of combination of two ideas, i.e., consolidation and cross-docking. The goods are immediately sorted to consolidate areas as per their characteristics. This kind of model resembles the bicycle model in which the “hub” means the warehouse or the distribution channel, and the “spoke” refers to the direction of the location.

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