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DB Schenker, a global logistics provider, has announced the launch of its BinPACKER load planning solution. With the new BinPACKER algorithm, DB Schenker logistics experts can now optimize the load-planning process to stack differently sized objects, maximizing capacity utilization with 3D-intelligence.
BinPACKER has been developed by DB Schenker’s Global Data Strategy & Analytics unit. Mathematical algorithms are used to calculate the most efficient loading solution for ocean freight, truck loads or pallets in warehouses. The tool includes step-by-step guidance, a 3D-visualization of the loading layout and fine-tuning of single packages per drag and drop. BinPACKER can also be used to calculate truck loading meters in LTL or for quotation purposes.
“BinPACKER is a great example out of many where DB Schenker is driving innovation not only at DB Schenker, but also for our customers. All you have to do is to enter package characteristics, such as the weight, size or the maximum load on top of the different packages that you want to ship. BinPACKER will then provide an efficient solution to stack all the different pieces,” said Dr. Holger Köhler, Director Business Consulting Data Analytics at DB Schenker.
The first version of BinPACKER is already being used by DB Schenker staff. The stuffing algorithm has been developed and optimized together with subject matter experts from operations at several Schenker sites.
About DB Schenker
With around 76,900 employees at more than 2,100 locations in over 130 countries, DB Schenker is one of the world’s leading logistics providers. The company operates land, air, and ocean transportation services, and it also offers comprehensive solutions for logistics and global supply chain management from a single source.
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