5.1.14 How to realize the unitload will be generated with priority

When multiple specifications of goods are loaded into containers (or vehicles or crates), as long as the predetermined loading rate can be achieved, and it is generally hoped that the same goods can be packed in one container as much as possible, How to define it in LoadMaster?

Let's use an example to explain.

Cargo data:


























Loading requirements:

1) Cargo A can be placed at will, and cargo B C D can only be vertical to the ground in height direction.

2) When goods are loaded into containers, unitload should be generated first, and the remaining goods can be mixed when loading.

Calculate this batch of goods will be loaded with how many 40GP.

According to the loading requirements, the task type [Loading Container/Multiple Cargoes] should be selected and click to enter.

Enter the [Basic Information] interface. The items in this page is optional, and users can fill in the PO number, order number or destination information according to actual work requirements for later check. Next, start to designing the plan:

Step 1: Click [Cargo] on the left to enter the cargo interface. For there are lots of cargo types, you should add them in batches by [Add Cargo>Import From Excel]. Firstly, click [Add Cargo>Get Excel Template] to download the Excel template and save it to a certain location in your computer.

Secondly, fill in the template with the cargo information. ①Copy the name, quantity, length, width, height, and weight (gross weight of a single box) of the goods into the template, which are required items. Pay attention to the matching of the units. “Weight” refers to the gross weight of a single carton or box of goods. If the cargo is too light, the “Weight” can be ignored and not filled in, and the system will default to "1".

②Then define the load orientations of the goods. For it is required that cargo B C D can only be vertical to the ground in height direction, that is only "stand” and "stand & rotate” are allowed for cargo B C D, you should fill in “0” under the “allowed” Column of other orientations for cargo B C D . “0” means not allowed such load orientation, leave it blank or “1” means allowed.

For there are no other requirements, you do not need to set other parameters, leaving them as the default value. The specific details of each parameter can be found in this guidance documentation. Save and close the template when finishing.

Thirdly, return the [Cargo] page, click [Add Cargo>Import From Excel], choose the template in the dialog box, and open it. Then the cargo information will be imported to the task.

Step 2: Click [Container] on the left to enter the [Container] interface. In this case, we need calculate using how many 40GPs to install. Click [Import from Database], check the 40GP in the pop-up box, and then click [Add]. Edit the corner castings size and reserved size of the container, the size of the corner castings is 10*10*10cm. Precautions for defining the reserved size, please refer to "How to simulate carton expansion and manual interval".

Step 3: Set the loading rules on the [Loading Rules] page.

For it is required to generate unitload first, check [prefer unit load], and pay attention to setting the [Minimum volume usage rate required for unit load]. In this case, let's first calculate the plan based on the default value 85% in system to see the effect.

Click [Optimize] to get the loading plan. In the container list on the left, you can see that this batch of goods has been loaded with five 40GPs. Click the container name, you can see the 3D loading effect of each container. The container 1 and 2 are all unit load according to the 3D picture, and the next three containers are mixed loading. This is for the volume usage rate of the latter containers is less than 85% so that no unit load is generated.

Next, set the [Minimum volume usage rate required for unit load] to 60%, and see what changes in the plan. Click [Optimize] to regenerate the loading plan. Click the container name respectively, you can see that the first four containers are all unit load, the remaining goods are mixed and loaded in the last container, which fully meets the loading requirements. Therefore, after checking [prefer unit load], you should also pay attention to the setting of [Minimum volume usage rate required for unit load].

After the scheme audit is completed, you can use your mobile phone to guide the on-site loading and download the loading report to make the packing list and customs declaration. Details please refer to this guidance book.

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