6 loading plans and stacking sequences you never thought of
“Palletising with software calculates where a product or a box should optimally be placed on a pallet. It helps warehouse workers to stack and load efficiently.” The majority think of rectangular boxes, which fit neatly together.
“Out of the box”- palletising
But you can also look beyond stacking on a pallet or loading a box.
Bart van Dijck, project manager at Faes, believes that every company can benefit from the use of loading schedules and stacking software, even in situations where stacking is not so obvious. He gives some examples that you probably never thought of:
1. Non-stackable products
Non-stackable products, e.g. flowers on roller carts (also called cc carts or Danish carts).
Advantage: you immediately know the correct height of the next shelf on your auction trolley.
2. Open-top boxes
Open-top boxes, e.g. fruit or vegetables.
Advantage: you know which boxes can and cannot be stacked on top of each other.
3. Atypical shapes
Atypical shapes, e.g. cylindrical steel tubes
Advantage: you make optimal use of the space by nesting cylinders.
4. Fragile products
Products with high fragility: what is the maximum weight on the bottom layer? E.g. glass bottles or light bulbs.
Advantage: you will never again stack too much weight on another product.
5. This side up
Dozen ‘This side up’, e.g. LCD TVs.
Benefit: you maintain the correct product restrictions per product
6. Stacking according to size
Stacking according to size, e.g. stacking frames.
Advantage: you always know the correct order according to weight distribution.
We challenge you! Which stacking solution haven’t we thought of?
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