This proof of concept solves the space optimization problem in transportation and storage facilities. It helps logistics managers reduce manual load planning, drive down shipping and storage costs, and ensure faster deliveries.
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You’re a freight company engaged in regular cargo transportation and you need to use space efficiently in vehicles and containers.
You face frequent space shortages in your storage facilities.
You face increased demand for deliveries and need better fleet management to reduce shipping costs.
In your company, load planning is a time-consuming manual process that leads to frequent human errors.
Space calculator in action
Find out from the example below how your organization can benefit from a similar software solution. Let’s imagine you’re a freight forwarding company that needs to transport furniture from Europe to the US.
In ContainerWizard, it would take just five simple steps to make the necessary calculations for this transportation. In the end, we’ll see how much time the whole process takes.
Choose your need
Ship a container.
Add load groups
Save the results
For ContainerWizard, we followed the block building approach combined with a tree search algorithm to solve the three-dimensional container loading problem.
This problem consists of five basic constraints that need to be taken into account. All boxes to load:
must be placed with their edges parallel to the walls of the container
must be placed within the container
can’t intersect each other
must be supported on all sides by other boxes if they aren’t on the floor
have six allowed orientations (certain load types have fewer)
Using a tree search algorithm, we calculate the optimal loading option for a set of cargo based on space dimensions and load parameters. The block building approach helps us get better results by arranging groups with loads of the same size into blocks (arrangement units made up of one or more boxes).
Possible custom implementations for your business
You can integrate your space optimization system with other systems (TMS, FMS, WMS, MRP, or other systems of your choice via a standard API)
Meet specific requirements for transportation of bulky, heavy, and fragile cargo
Tools for monitoring goods compatibility
Functionality for improving stacking in vehicles, containers, and storage places
3D modeling of cargo distribution in vehicles, containers, and warehouses
Importing of files with load lists into the space calculator to reduce manual data input