Planning of groupage loading - a function for FMCG
A new function for groupage transport and the FMCG industry
The optimal placement of pallets on a bus or truck is the main problem in logistics and forwarding, which is solved by the Smartload program. But what if the issue of the distribution of general cargo inside the pallet itself arises?
In such a case, instead of the vehicle, the cargo space becomes the pallet itself, eg the Euro pallet. Smartload.pl meets this need. Thanks to the new function for FMCG, it is possible to quickly determine how many pallets of a given type are needed to load multiple groupage loads.
The fruit wholesaler received an order for 10 packages of bananas, 10 packages of apples and 10 packages of oranges.
Each type is a different size of the package, so we have 3 dimensions of groupage packages.
The basic workflow for this issue consists in the fact that the seller provides the warehouse keeper with a list of packages, the warehouseman loads the goods on pallets and, after loading the packages on pallets, indicates how many pallets are needed. The seller may start working on the transport order only after the time of physical loading by the warehouse keeper, which delays the organization of transport. As is well known, every minute counts in transport, so transport ordered in the morning or after 3 p.m. may differ dramatically in price and delivery date.
It is easy to imagine that in the case of a large number of different packages, it may take many hours before the warehouseman tells the seller how many pallets need to be reserved for the order, which can significantly delay the order fulfillment.
The use of the Smartload groupage function solves this problem. Determining the number of pallets needed for a groupage order takes a few minutes and allows you to quote and organize transport at an early stage of order fulfillment.
STEP 1 - choosing the cargo space "Euro Pallet" and adding packages
The user chose the Euro Pallet and added 3 types of packages:
Bananas 80x50x40 cm
Apples 20x30x10 cm
Oranges 60x50x25 cm
The visualization shows that the parcels have exceeded 1 pallet, so the green button "Use one type of cargo space" appears. Just use it to find out how many pallets are needed for these packages.
STEP 2 - the number of needed palettes is displayed in the modal window (popup)
The system gives the number of pallets and allows you to download an XLS report, which presents the loading data.
STEP 3 - groupage loading data can now be downloaded to the XLSx