In this article I´d like to briefly introduce you to how to swiftly create a loading plan calculation and capacity planning in no time at all.
Let´s say, this is the packing list you want to send by means of standard containers.
|10||Pallet||120x80x140 cm||200 kg|
|8||Box||90x95x70 cm||85 kg|
|2||Crate||220x100x120 cm||300 kg|
The foremost question usually is which type of container should be loaded and how many loading meters will be used, will there be left-over loading space?
PackApp supports us throughout the whole calculation process by offering easy to use input masks and dialogue boxes that keep the process simple.
Click “New Calculation” to start the calculation process.
First of all we have to choose a title, resp. a description for our calculation, so we´ll be able to find it later on, too. Let´s name this example “ example-container calculation”.
Then we´ll choose the required transportation unit, here “container” from the drop-down box and subsequently the available container types.
In this example let´s select the 20´-and the 40´standard container. That means that PackApp will try to fit all of your packing list in the smallest possible container, here the 20´container. If the packages cannot be loaded in the 20´container, PackApp will automatically use the 40´container to load.
Having selected the required transportation unit we now can start to enter our packing list. The filled-in input mask shows as follows:
As you can see the individual packages have been assigned different colors. This helps us to identify particular packages later on in the calculation results. This makes it so easy to find packages in the loading plan!
That´s it. We´re done!
The data can now be submitted by clicking “Start Calculation”.
After just a few seconds we´re being redirected to the calculation results.
PackApp has calculated that the packages on our packing list won´t fit in a 20´container and thus used a 40´container to load.
We can see in the displayed floor plan that only 8 loading meters are occupied, i.e. 4 meters are still at disposal to be loaded.
Thanks to PackApp´s detailed specifications, we can now contact our forwarding agent on base of this storage plan to receive a qualified offer.
If you´d like to view the result of this calculation live in PackApp including the 3d view, please click here: this article´s calculation results
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