Anything a supply chain service provider can do to cut costs and increase capacity can help it stay competitive. Instituting a good dimensioning program is one of those things, and for many companies, the data collected represents a gold mine of information.
Panalpina is one of the world’s largest supply chain solutions companies. Its 16,000 employees operate from some 500 offices in 70 countries, providing air- and ocean-freight forwarding, value-added logistics services, and other supply chain services. To better understand its loads, Panalpina relies heavily on cubing and weighing systems to gather accurate dimensional and weight data—information that can help it to better handle products and cut costs.
Panalpina measures almost all of the cartons and pallets that enter its facilities, recording their dimensions and weights. For weighing items, the company uses scales supplied by First Weight, NCI, Mettler Toledo, and others, depending on geography... Keep Reading…
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