DC Bypass Services
Minimizing transportation and freeing distribution center capacity with enhanced supply chain agility
APL Logistics helped pioneer the concept of Distribution Center (DC) Bypass in the U.S. This involves cross-docking high volume items and moving them directly to their end customers, without ever entering the full service warehouse.
By selectively circumventing DCs, we help customers reduce cycle time, freeing capacity in property, plant and equipment, while reducing congestion and backlogs during peak seasons.
The DC concept has become an essential element in today’s supply chain strategies. Such centers, however, represent a major investment and can add complications. High-volume product lines and fashion goods may often be sold before they reach the DC. A DC Bypass program enables customers to optimize their full service DC network by supplementing it with an outsourced hub solution.
That is where our DC Bypass services deliver, by retaining the strengths of a hub-based network for most goods, with the added flexibility of direct fulfillment. We offer further supply chain agility through our value-added services such as labeling and shipment tracking.
Companies in Asia, Europe and the Middle East value our pioneering expertise gained in the U.S. market. They turn to APL Logistics to design DC Bypass programs tailored to their own geography and supply chain practices.