EP 238: Coros
On this episode, I was joined by the CEO of Coros, Martin Hitch. Coros is bringing visibility to the supply chain to help with the accuracy of package loading and scanning. We discuss the idea of Coros, how it works and how it is helping companies deal with supply chain issues.
- Coros provides a set of cameras that has the ability to scan packages at a high-speed rate. The device is placed at your dock door so all packages are scanned as they enter the truck. This helps to ensure that no packages are missed and then allows you to properly ensure the truck is loaded with the correct amount of packages. The data that is generated allows you to audit and easily figure out which package is missing from the load if any. This drastically reduces the amount of time that would typically be spent looking for gaps in the loading process.
- The idea for Coros came from the idea of utilizing vision systems that are used for other applications. Looking at the distribution process, Coros decided that the loading process would be a great place to start. Throughout the iterations, they have taken the scanning process from inside the truck to just outside of the truck for the most optimized position. A very interesting note is that they created a pick-to-light system within a delivery truck in one iteration of their solution. This is extremely creative and I was really interested in hearing about this.
- Due to Coros tackling the repetitive task of scanning packages, it is helping to create a new way to address the labor shortage issue. The scanning of packages being automated frees up the person that would typically be in that role to do something more value-added. It also helps reduce the time spent on utilizing a person to determine what is missing from loads. As Coros continues to develop they will start to bring this helpful automation beyond the dock doors.
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