Simplifying Sortation: An interview with The New Warehouse podcast

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Team CloudSort

We've been big fans of The New Warehouse podcast for a while now. It was impossible to say no when Kevin Lawton, the podcast host and a consummate pro, asked to interview CloudSort CEO Derek Szopa. They chatted about all things middle mile — or what Kevin calls the "Jan Brady" of logistics — and how to ease the tension between supply and demand.

Here are Kevin's key takeaways from his interview with Derek. Have a listen and let us know what you think! 

1. Derek shares that his background in the middle mile fueled his passion for educating and delivering solutions in this segment. One of the challenges is alleviating some of the tension between supply and demand. CloudSort’s cloud-based sortation technology allows virtually anyone to group and route to get shipments delivered innovatively and seamlessly.

2. CloudSort simplifies the sortation process—eliminating steps, reducing defects, lowering costs, and allowing flexibility to curate delivery experiences. The proprietary technology requires limited automation and is easy to use, enabling packages to be sorted quickly at origin fulfillment centers or docks.

3. Derek believes that leveraging technology for sorting increases accuracy and reduces defects, enabling precise package allocation to carriers. CloudSort allows shippers to sort earlier, potentially at their dock, to gain more shipping time. He explains how the system is flexible and dynamic, enabling shippers to make changes quickly and curate a delivery experience according to their needs.