Pack optimisation is equally important such that products are packed and transported most efficiently and arrive in good condition. Algorithms support 3D cubing, a method used to anticipate the volumetric size of an order and its SKUs to select the right packaging material and size.
Boxes that are too small or fragile, for instance, may require unpacking and, therefore, increase the number of touches and reworking. On the contrary, oversized or wrong crates result in mismanaged space, superfluous shipping material, and higher transportation costs.
Using algorithms enable retailers to streamline pick & pack in a variety of ways, supporting leaner operations alongside improving order-to-delivery lead times and creating a better customer experience.