Management Glossary

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Moving goods directly from an incoming truck or rail car to an outgoing truck or rail car, thereby eliminating the need to store those goods in a warehouse. This serves two purposes: It shortens the time it takes for goods to get to their final destination; and it reduces the amount of warehouse space that is required, thereby reducing the associated warehousing costs.

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