Warehousing & Cross-Docking

BNSF Logistics - Cross-dock solutions for inventory staging and inpection, warehousing and inventory management strategies

When inventory is not moving from one location to another, it may require warehousing for a temporary time period before it can be delivered to its final destination.  As part of our warehouse solutions, we can help you identify where it makes sense to store inventory. We will analyze your forward and reverse chain to see if selecting different geographic locations would be more efficient, therefore improving your strategic advantage through effective inventory placement.

We provide strategic short- and long-term warehousing solutions throughout the United States and Canada, all while providing complete visibility to you through our inventory management system.

Key Services

Our inventory management system collects crucial inventory data that gives you real-time inventory levels and helps you make faster disposition decisions. Material distributed, forward and reverse, from suppliers and retailers can be in-bounded, scanned, stowed, and visible within minutes of receipt.  

Cross-Dock Solutions When leasing warehouse space isn’t cost-effective and you just need an area to stage and inspect for damaged inventory before reloading for shipment to the final destination, we can develop a cross-docking strategy that will:

  • Reduce the need for large storage areas within your own facility, lowering operating costs
  • Reduce inventory carrying costs
  • Reduce material handling, limiting this function to loading, staging, and unloading
  • Reduce the risk of damaged inventory reaching customers with in-house inspection
  • Reduce labor costs due to minimal handling
  • Reduce delivery times, as cross-docking facilities are typically located closer to the final delivery destination
  • Reduce transportation costs eliminating excess travel and lowering fuel and associated vehicle service costs

Addressing each of these areas of concern will ultimately lead to increased customer satisfaction in receiving a complete and undamaged product, at a lower cost and with reduced delivery times


BNSF Logistics provides an assortment of rail and rail-related service options

Working with all Class 1, Class 2, Class 3, Regional and Short Line railroads, we develop and deliver effective routing options, secure cost savings, and manage sustainable rail cargo solutions for our customers. Our extensive rail expertise allows us the unique ability to offer a comprehensive range of solutions and service combinations. Although we maintain a strong relationship with BNSF Railway, we remain an unbiased, rail-neutral 3PL provider. We’re about your needs and finding the best and most efficient solutions for you.

BNSF Logistics provides an assortment of rail and rail-related service options. Rail partners can provide competitive transit options, cost savings opportunities, alternative capacity and an environmentally friendly mode of surface transportation. Let us show you what next-level rail service looks like.

Key Services

  • Rail Car Management
  • Fleet Optimization
  • Truck/Rail Multi-Mode Moves
  • Over-Dimension / Over-Weight
  • Route Studies
  • Rail Transloading

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