Cross-docking is the practice of unloading goods from inbound delivery vehicles and loading them directly onto outbound vehicles.
Traceability, in supply chain management, is the ability to identify, track and trace elements of a product or substance as it moves along the supply chain from raw goods to finished products. The concept applies to both the discrete manufacturing industry, which produces products such as automobiles, and to the process manufacturing industry, which includes products such as chemicals.
A transportation management system (TMS) is a subset of supply chain management (SCM) software focused on transport logistics. TMS systems facilitate interactions between an order management system (OMS) and the warehouse or distribution center (DC).