News & Highlights
Robots are Being Overhyped for eCommerce ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
Almost every trade magazine you pick up today has an article telling how great robots are for improving productivity in distribution centers (DCs). Many articles include photos and videos showing autonomous mobile robots (AMRs) moving down an aisle in a picking zone with claims of large increases in picking performance. AMRs are fine for some DC tasks in receiving and shipping, but with rare exceptions, they are poor choices and are being overhyped for fulfillment of eCommerce orders consisting of a few lines of mixed products.
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Technology Trends for 2021 ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
2020 was a year rife with disruption because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Technology has proved invaluable as businesses pivot to new operating models, and strive to stay competitive, respond to customer’s expectations, and keep secure. Here are our top 2021 technology trends that will create new opportunities for businesses.
Download this CSCMP Hot Topic written by Jason Juds, Principal Consultant at Liberty Advisor Group.
The (Fragile) State of Freight Invoice Processes and Audits ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
The supply chain is essential to business; it must continue to function despite uncertainty, disruption, and tight budgets. Unfortunately, the freight market – worth roughly $800 billion annually to the U.S. economy – is still reliant on legacy systems and methods of operation. In fact, an overwhelming 80 percent of carrier invoices contain some kind of discrepancy, according to American Shipper. And 15 to 20 percent of the freight invoice inaccuracies were overcharges by the carrier.
Download this CSCMP Hot Topic written by Cara McFarlane, Solution Marketing Manager at Hyland.
How Every Shipper Can Benefit From Modern Drop-and-Hook ─ A CSCMP Hot Topic
Shippers and carriers love drop-and-hook freight for its speed and simplicity but the challenge with drop has been one of scale. In 2017, Convoy Go became the first drop-and-hook service that let carriers of all sizes, including owner-operators, haul power-only loads. This unique, modern approach to drop offered shippers flexible, nationwide capacity with the reliability and quality they’d come to expect from asset-based carriers.
Download this CSCMP Hot Topic written by Ari Bixhorn, Senior Director of Shipper Product at Convoy .