6 loading plans and stacking orders you never thought of yourself
"Palletizing software calculates where a product or box is placed on a pallet in the most optimal way. It helps warehouse staff to stack efficiently." When we talk about this most people think of square boxes, that fit on top of each other nicely.
"Out of the box" stacking
But you can also look beyond stacking in a box or on a pallet.
Bart van Dijck, project manager at FPC, thinks that every company can take advantage of the use of palletizing software, also in situations where stacking is not that obvious. He gives 6 examples where you probably have never thought of yourself:
1. Non stackable products
Non stackable product, e.g. flowers on CC rolling carts.
2. Boxes with open top
Boxes with open top, e.g. vegetables and fruit.
3. Atypical shapes
Atypical shapes, e.g. cilindrical steel pipes.
4. Fragile products
Products with high fragility: what is the maximum weight on the bottom layer? E.g. glass bottles or light bulbs?
5. Palletizing this side up
Boxes ‘This side up’, e.g. LCD TVs.
6. Stacking according to size
Stacking according to size, e.g. jacking window frames.
We challenge you! Which alternative stacking option did we miss?
Bart van Dijck
Project Manager FPC