5.2.1 Calculate how to pallet cargoes

LoadMaster can not only optimize the loading of goods into containers, but also calculate how the goods are palletized to achieve optimal loading of pallets.

Here is an example to explain:

Cargo data:





















Loading requirements:

1) All goods can only be placed as the height is vertical to the ground.

2)Calculate how to pallet the goods, how many pallets are needed. The limit height of pallet is 2 meters (including the height of the pallet itself).

According to the current loading requirements, the task type [Loading Flat Pallet/Multi Cargoes] should be selected.

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 cargoes can be placed as the height is vertical to the ground, that is only “stand” and “stand & rotate” are allowed, you should fill in “0” under the “allowed” Column of other orientations. “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 add a pallet. Click [Import from Database], and then check the frequently used pallets in the pop-up box and click [Add]. Set the [maximum load height] of the pallet to “200CM”.

If there is no commonly used pallet in the database, you can click the [flat pallet] under [Add Container], and then edit the name, length, width, height and other information. In order to avoid repeated input each time, you can also maintain the commonly used pallet in the database. For details, please refer to the above "Container Management" .

Step 3: Click [Loading Rules] on the left to enter the [Loading Rules] page. For there is no special loading demands, you needn't change the default rules in this page.

Finally, click [Optimize] above or click [Loading Plan] on the left to calculate. In the list on the left, you can see that the cargoes are loaded over by four pallets of 1200*1000.

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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