What is Dock-to-Stock Time?
Dock-to-stock time is the duration between the arrival of an inbound shipment at the warehouse dock and its placement in the appropriate storage location.
How to calculate Dock-to-Stock Time?
(Time shipment is putaway - Time shipment arrives at the dock) / Total number of shipments
What is the business impact of Dock-to-Stock Time?
A shorter dock-to-stock time can increase efficiency, reduce labor costs, and improve warehouse space utilization.
Industry benchmark for Dock-to-Stock Time
For best-performing 3PLs, the benchmark is considered to be 8-10 hours.
How to improve Dock-to-Stock Time?
- Streamline receiving processes from unloading at the docks to the final putaway.
- Work with suppliers to implement the Pallet/Item labeling process.
- Implement barcode scanning, and train staff to quickly and accurately process inbound shipments.
- Enable guided Putaway and Putway Optimization via a Warehouse Management System (WMS)