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Why is it worth using a 3D loading planner?

Why is it worth using a 3D loading planner?

3D load planning is the process of creating a graphical representation of the space in which a load can be placed on a vehicle, container, pallet or own space. The loading planning application is extremely useful in the logistics, transport and production industries. The software brings many benefits to the entire enterprise, from optimization of cargo space, cost reduction to increased work efficiency.

The loading visualization accurately reflects the dimensions of the trailer, sea container and pallet. This allows you to quickly check how much space a given product will take up. Thanks to this, you can estimate the initial transport costs. Just select the cargo space, then add the goods and your corrections. The finished project can be shared or printed and given to colleagues.

Why use a 3D loading planner?

Route optimization and loading planner helps to optimize the loading method, which can significantly reduce transport costs by reducing the needed cargo space for a given product. This allows you to estimate how much a given transport will cost and how best to arrange it in the selected cargo space. Moreover, appropriate planning of load arrangement minimizes the risk of damage to the goods and increases safety during transport. Increased work efficiency by reducing the time spent on planning loading in a traditional way. In addition, the application can help reduce possible errors when counting using the paper-and-pencil method. Possibility of integration with other systems, such as fleet management systems or ERP systems, which facilitates data exchange within the company and affects the quality of work. Avoiding overload of vehicle axles, thanks to visualization with the option to add axles, you can control the load on individual axles. This is extremely important for road safety. Failure to comply with the standards will result in a financial penalty in the event of a road inspection. Please also remember to follow the guidelines for packing and arranging the goods. Depending on the type of goods being transported and the logistical requirements, there are different packaging rules and techniques that must be followed during loading. This may include issues such as stabilizing the load, protecting it from damage, and evenly distributing the load. Thanks to the application, you can easily check which method will be optimal. Cost reduction thanks to optimal use of cargo space, it is possible to minimize the number of empty runs and fuel consumption, which translates into lower transport costs. Moreover, the planner allows you to estimate the time needed for loading and the related costs. Avoiding problems during transport, proper loading planning allows you to avoid situations in which some goods are incorrectly arranged or move during transport, which can lead to damage or losses. Additionally, arranging the goods in the right order minimizes the need for reloading in the case of cross-load transport. By arranging the goods in the order they are delivered to the customer, the time required to travel a given route is reduced.

Fragment of a screenshot from the Smartload application.

Who is the 3D loading planner for?

The Smartload application is useful for all people who plan loading in various cargo spaces. The loading planner is used every day by companies related to the TSL industry, such as forwarders, logisticians, planners and even drivers. Moreover, the loading planner is used by various production industries, from food to furniture. Even in a Smartload warehouse, it can be a helpful tool because you can create a visualization, also of a part of the warehouse. Additionally, schools and universities can use the loading planning application as a practical tool during learning and classes. If you are interested in trying such a solution in your organization or individually, register! Smartload offers a free and no-obligation 14-day trial for new users.