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Dimensioning Hardware and Software Solutions

WestRock Box On Demand Sizing Solutions

WestRock's Box On Demand automatic box making systems are easily integrated into new and existing packaging configurations. The machinery links to your system(s) and automatically creates the right boxes for the products being packed, as they are needed. Our patented dimensioning tools integrate with and complement your current systems, and can be used separately or linked together, depending on your needs.

Dimensioning

Product Dimensioning Made Easy

Box On Demand’s MATRIX™ dimensioning system acts as a central core which helps improve your packaging workflow. The easy-to-use interface is driven by barcodes, which increases throughput and improves the dimensional accuracy of product packaging in many applications, including new inventory addition, returns management, repack, overpack, and overwrap packing.

Key Benefits:

  • Improved dimensional accuracy
  • No tape measure or manual input required
  • Faster input into product database
  • Speed up both inbound and outbound activities in fulfillment centers
  • Automate the production of odd size objects
  • Outbound Operations
  • Inbound Operations

Outbound Operations

Box right-sizing technology can significant improve your package shipping operations

Outbound Operations

Making correctly sized shipping boxes is easy with the flexible MATRIX™ platform. Simply scan three dimensions of an order to make a box that fits.

With integrated bar code scanning, you can scan the product UPC code, recall the correct box size and style, and send it to the BOD machine for production. Products not in the system can be quickly added for future use by scanning the three dimensions, right from the packaging line.

Multiple item orders can be grouped manually (scanning three dimensions) or automatically cartonized with BOD Cartonization™ software by scanning an order ID barcode.

Configure customized barcode commands to quickly add extra padding space for fragile items, choose specific box styles, or even select different shipping methods.

Inbound Operations

WestRock Box On Demand software makes it easy to capture package information, such as DIM weight, for future reference

Inbound Operations

BOD MATRIX™ makes it easy to capture product shipping information, such as dimensional data and weight, for later use.

Quickly build a product database to make it easy to recall shipping carton sizes and styles on the outbound operation. Assign UPCs and/or unique names to each product or grouping. Create ID labels for pallets of product that will be stored in inventory. Or, package individual items in custom shipping cartons as they are scanned into inventory for later shipment.

Mobile scanning capabilities ensure you can capture this data at different locations around your facility.

RIghtsized carton software

Right-Sizing Cartonization Software

Cartonization, also called cubing, is the process of determining the ideal box size for multiple items of varying size. The BOD® cartonization software can process orders both one at a time or in bulk.

There are multiple benefits to arranging items to the smallest cube size:

  • less need for void fill,
  • fewer packages subject to dimensional weight charges,
  • less damage during shipment,
  • reduced overall shipping costs.

With a typical 40% right sizing of your packages, each box will use approximately 20% less corrugated, save $.10 on void fill, and return $2 in DIM savings – for every order.

Since the BOD system dramatically increases the number of box sizes available, each order is packed using the smallest cube size possible. Replenishment boxes are made on demand; therefore, you never run out of a box sizes for your pack line.

In a Box On Demand packing environment, cartonization increases efficiency and throughput while optimizing labor.

On The Fly: Optimal Box

Data for each order is sent to our system individually and the ideal box is determined and created on the fly. This is ideal for time sensitive applications where the box needs to be married up with the order very quickly (such as when orders are brought to a pack station or picked on a line to a box).

This is useful when your system already selects the box to use for each order, as it greatly increases the number of box sizes available, reducing void fill usage and unnecessary DIM charges.

On The Fly: Preselect Boxes

A snapshot of your order history is used to help the system select many predetermined box sizes which would fit your orders. This is useful when your system already selects the box to use for each order, as it greatly increases the number of box sizes available, reducing void fill usage and unnecessary DIM charges.

Order data is sent to the BOD system and the selected box is made. Our system is flexible enough to direct specific orders to use premade boxes (i.e., extremely high-volume or customized styles) while the rest are made on the box making machine.

The optimal preselect option combines our on-the-fly cartonization with batching (waving) of orders. This configuration is ideal in fulfillment applications where the shipping box doesn’t get married to the order immediately (pick to cart / pick to box).

Batch Wave: Optimal Preselect

The optimal preselect option combines our on-the-fly cartonization with batching (waving) of orders. This configuration is ideal in fulfillment applications where the shipping box doesn’t get married to the order immediately (pick to cart / pick to box).

Your system feeds the BOD system a set of order data (for example, two hours of orders). Our cartonization software then selects the best box size for each order and groups them by box size to maximize box-making productivity. The BOD system sends order completion data to your system as they are processed, so each order can be picked as its box is made.