The automated approach to right-sizing shipments

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Almost everything in shipping packages starts with a simple box. Or, a pouch. Or, even an envelope. And then things get complicated so quickly.

Consider this: You keep 15 or 20 different boxes on hand. But you ship more than 300 SKUs that actually require 70 or 80 standard box sizes.In fact, some could be shipped in an envelope or pouch, but you don’t use either. Ever.

And when you did an analysis, turns out that the vast majority of orders are shipped in oversized boxes with dunnage. In fact, the average box is 40% too big.

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Source: Supply Chain Management Review

 

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