Simple & efficient packing, stacking and loading
StackAssist: Smart stacking software
Optimal stacking with StackAssist
Every customer order is different and customer requirements are also often varied. The packaging, content, dimensions, composition and order quantity are different every time. It can therefore be quite a puzzle for your warehouse staff to find the most optimal loading and stacking method every time. But it is important, because it saves a lot of money. Sometimes a small change in the customer order helps to find the most efficient solution. But in this last phase of the order process, this is extremely time-consuming and cumbersome. It can be much simpler; with StackAssist.
StackAssist has been developed by Faes: The Packaging People. It is a web-based stacking program, designed to effortlessly and quickly calculate the most optimal loading and stacking method, regardless of the type of transport or the available space. Fitting and measuring is a thing of the past, as your staff are shown the required capacity and the most optimal stacking method immediately upon receipt of the order. This saves an enormous amount of loading time and (hidden) transport costs because less air is transported. Moreover, the customer can be informed proactively about all aspects of his order at an earlier stage. That will certainly be appreciated!
The benefits of StackAssist
StackAssist can be applied within any organization to save money and time. Curious about what it can do for you organization?
Save on packaging and transport costs
StackAssist calculates all possible loading scenarios and generates the best option, minimising empty space. This saves on personnel, packaging and transport costs.
Efficient and error-free stacking
Experienced staff member or temporary worker; everyone can work with this stacking tool. Even language is not a barrier, as the best way to stack is immediately displayed visually on the screen.
With StackAssist, you can also easily calculate the optimal load based on customer-specific requirements. This prevents manual errors and keeps your customers satisfied.
When entering an order, StackAssist already indicates the number of boxes, pallets, weight and volume. You can therefore plan the required FTEs, shelf space and transport in advance, and so can your customer.
Optimal stacking and loading in three steps
StackAssist optimizes in three steps. First; determining the best packaging and its optimal loading. For example, our software calculates the best (outer) box size for delivery an order. The starting point is to minimize the number of boxes and the internal empty space. Does an order consist of multiple packages? Based on the size(s) of the boxes and the pallet size, the tool calculates and visualizes the optimal pallet stacking.
Next, the order must be transported. In a container, trailer or truck, but this can also be a train car, rolling cart or sea freight container. Regardless of the means of transport and loading capacity, StackAssist calculates the optimal loading and stacking method of packages or pallets.
Finally, StackAssist calculates the most optimal stacking combination for the arrangement of one or more orders in the means of transport, so warehouse employees know exactly how to make optimal use of the loading space.
How can we help you?
Whatever your packaging challenge is, The Packaging People of Faes are here to help. Do you have a question or comment about packaging, our services or packaging management? Fill out the contact form and one of our packaging experts will get back to you quickly!