Both cross docking and dropshipping have grown in popularity over recent years. Shippers and distributors enjoy the immense benefits of these fulfillment options. And while the models possess unique savings opportunities, automation is ready to change the game again. Modern supply chain leaders successfully transform more activities into dropshipping and cross dock automation in logistics using automation. Therefore, freight spend declines. Supply chain leaders need to understand the opportunities automation affords to these fulfillment models and how it maximizes their value.