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Reap the Benefits of Sized Right Packaging by Shipping Product, Not Air

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On demand packaging is a packing concept which is ideal for highly variable shipping environments. Instead of ordering premade boxes, Box On Demand equipment is installed in your facility, giving you the ability to make right-sized boxes for every order (both single and multiple item orders). Every Box On Demand system is tailored for your operation, including our patented MATRIX™ dimensioning platform and cartonization software which help you minimize excess costs, maximize your shipping yield and improve customer satisfaction.

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    Benefits

    Reap the Benefits of Sized Right Packaging

    Using the right sized box for your orders improves product protection and reduces the need for expensive void fill.

    Excess shipping charges (such as dimensional weight) are reduced, more cartons fit onto each truck (reducing their carbon footprint), and customer satisfaction is improved from the reduced amount of waste they have to dispose of.

    Improve Sustainability

    By reducing the size of boxes and the amount of void-fill used in your packages, a Box On Demand system reduces your costs and your carbon footprint.

    Solutions

    Packaging can be a challenge if your products constantly change in size and are highly configurable or customizable. Box on Demand is a new approach to sourcing corrugated packaging for companies that ship a complex and shifting mix of products. With our on demand box system you can quickly and cost-effectively produce custom corrugated packaging in your own facility. Because you order raw, un-converted corrugated, your packaging costs are consistent across any configuration, quantity, or design.

    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
    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.

    For multiple pack station environments or fulfillment operations where a Box On Demand machine is centrally located, the use of a BOD Rack Pack™ at each station provides additional flexibility and best box accuracy while also delivering high throughput.

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

    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.

    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).

    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.

    Seamless Integration

    Box On Demand’s cartonization system is designed to integrate seamlessly with your current order management system (WMS, ERP, etc.), providing two-way communication via nearly any data exchange interface used, including SOAP, REST API, Flat File Exchange, SQL, RS-232, etc.

    Depending on your packing process, there are several ways your orders can be cartonized to ensure your boxes are produced in the most efficient way possible. Additional customization based on your needs is available from our software engineers.