Optimize Pallet Optimization Through Dimensioning

Pallet optimization is an important aspect of logistics management as it can help shippers reduce costs associated with packaging, transporting, and storing their freight. There are dozens of software products designed to help shippers accomplish this task, and all of them rely on one thing to get the job done – accurate measurements. In most cases, these measurements are collected …

FreightSnap's FS 5000 pallet dimensioner installed at a shipper's warehouse. NTEP, Measurement Canada, and OIML certification logos are also pictured.

Buying a Dimensioner? Ensure a Smooth Transition to Automated Dimensioning

Any time you add a new piece of equipment or software to your operation, there’s potential for disruption, confusion, and even pushback from employees toward the new device or system. It’s only natural as people don’t like change – especially in the workplace. The good news is, these changes don’t have to inspire hesitation. When implemented and approached with care, …

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4 Ideas to Manage Warehouse Inventory More Effectively

Demand for quicker delivery has put added pressure on warehouse inventory managers who are tasked with optimizing the fulfillment process so items get picked, packed, and out the door on schedule. As a result, they’re always looking for new ways to optimize operations and improve workflow within the warehouse. This article presents four ideas that can help these managers achieve …

How to Document Freight for LTL Shipping

Proper freight documentation facilitates a smooth shipping process, can help lower costs, and improves your odds of being reimbursed when filing damage claims. The companies that do it best all follow a similar set of procedures, which helps them avoid headaches on the back end. With a little work, any business can implement these best practices and join their ranks. …

5 Operational Ideas to Improve Warehouse Productivity

These days, we’re all obsessed with efficiency, and for good reason. Efficiency can help us maximize profits, cut back on mistakes, and even improve worker morale by creating a less stressful, safer work environment. So, how can we maximize efficiency inside the warehouse? These five ideas are a great place to start. Improve Communications When a process slows, or becomes …

Is it Time to Automate Your Freight Measuring & Weighing Process? 3 Questions to Ask

LTL, air, and parcel carriers are using automated package and pallet dimensioners to implement new dimensional weight pricing models by re-measuring and re-weighing more freight than ever before. And while the shift to DIM-weight pricing has been beneficial for carriers as it’s more reflective of their actual costs to carry goods, shippers haven’t been so lucky. Many are seeing more …

6 Strategies to Improve Your Reverse Logistics Process

Reverse logistics is the process of planning and controlling the flow of goods from the end consumer back to the point of origin – typically the retailer, or even the original manufacturer. Having a well-thought-out, well-implemented process for handling the reverse flow of goods (returned items) is a necessity for today’s shippers. Especially, when you consider that Americans returned $351 …

3 Solutions to Solve Your Density-Based Shipping Woes

Like their air freight and parcel carrier cousins, less-than-truckload (LT) operations are turning to density-based pricing with greater frequency. They’re caring less about what you’re shipping, and more about how much space it occupies on their trailers, which ensures that trucks leave with fuller, more profitable loads. Unfortunately, this shift has caused new headaches for shippers in the form of …