A few questions worth your time if you have inventory.
- How many unique SKUs to you have in your warehouse? and…
- Do you have weight and dimensional data for each?
If your answer to #2 above is I am not sure, the more compelling questions become:
- How much does wasted space in storage racks cost per square/cubic foot?
- How much extra packaging material is being wasted on shipping, and how much money does that translate in both packing materials and shipping costs?
2 Examples of Optimizing SKU data for Storage and Packing Optimization
Using a Cubing Device to Capture Weights and Dimensions of Item, Inner Carton, and Master Carton with Amazing Accuracy
Using a Weighing/Cubing Device for On-Demand Packaging
Conclusion: Weights and dimensional data are vital to inbound and outbound operations. Aside from labor and material costs, these devices also present a means to any green initiative to save natural resources and fuel costs. More information on the devices shows may be found at CubiScan‘s website.