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Robocom Systems International has released the R-Load Optimizer, a tool for the planning and optimization of outbound loads. It is designed to help warehouse and distribution-center managers maximize load sizes and cut freight costs by reducing the number of loads required to fill orders, Robocom said. Customer orders available to be shipped are downloaded from any enterprise resource planning (ERP) system to Robocom's Warehouse Management System (WMS). R-Load Optimizer connects to the open order file and provides the outbound load planner with the tools to select a trailer configuration (in terms of weight and cube capacity); as well as sort open orders by lane, region, default route code, required ship date and other criteria, then click on individual orders to move them in or out of the load being planned. The planner can change trailer configuration and reset load and stop sequences, as well as pallet-stacking plans. The software displays a running total of weight and cube required by the orders currently in the trailer, and the weight and cube remaining to be used. Once a load has been accepted by the outbound load planner, the configuration is sent to the WMS and processed for execution on the warehouse floor.
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