5.2.3 How to define the goods in same order not to split into multiple containers as far as possible

When multi-cargoes are loading, it is hoped that the goods of the same order or the same goods should not be split into multiple containers (pallets, boxes, containers) as much as possible. How to define it in LoadMaster?

Here is an example to explain:

Cargo data:


Order No.



Width (cm)

Height (cm)


MN 1017234






MN 1017235






MN 1017235






MN 1017236






MN 1017237






MN 1017237





Loading requirements:

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

2) Calculate how the goods are palletized. The size of the pallet is 11611610cm, and the height limit is 126cm (including the height of the pallet itself).

3) Try not to separate goods with the same order number.

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.

③Finally define the loading attributes. For the goods of the same order should not be split as much as possible, the goods of the same order need to be set to the same group, and the goods of different orders should be set to different groups. The group name can be numbers, Chinese characters, letters. In this case order number is used to define the group name.

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 the [flat pallet] under [Add Container]. Set the size of the pallet to “11611610cm”, and the [maximum load height] of the pallet to “126CM”.

The commonly used pallet types are maintained in the database so that you can also add pallets through [Import from Database]. However the type in this case is not maintained in database, in order to avoid repeated input each time you can maintain it 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. Check the [Minimize the number of containers which load cargoes from the same group].

Finally, click [Optimize] above or click [Loading Plan] on the left to calculate. In the list on the left, you can see that the goods are loaded by using three pallets. In the middle is the 3D loading picture, and on the right side of the picture is the statistics of the goods loaded in the container. Click the container name respectively, and you can see from the 3D diagram or statistical table of each pallet that the goods of the same order are packed in the same container, and not divided into multiple containers, which fully meets the loading requirements.

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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