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Load Planning, Cartonization and Palletization Now Accessible in the Cloud

MagicLogic load planning software is now available in the Cloud for customers. It is suitable for companies looking for a SaaS solution without any additional overhead on local IT resources. Customers who prefer to purchase licenses outright still, of course, have this option.

Cube-IQ Web and BlackBox are both available as subscription-based services, securely hosted on our servers using Microsoft Azure. Logistics service providers, retailers and manufacturers can now plan loads efficiently, directly from the Cloud. Both applications give accurate results at lightning speed using our advanced algorithms.

Cube-IQ Web – All the Same Functions of Cube-IQ
With Cube-IQ Web, our subscription holders can log into the service wherever they use their tablet, laptop or phone. Cube-IQ is renowned for covering more operational requirements than any other software. It can handle even the most complicated loading rules, allowing planners to choose the position and orientation of each item loaded into a container, railcar, truck or ULD.

Cube-IQ optimizes loading into one or more containers, automatically selecting the correct-sized container for each load and ensuring more items are loaded every time. A built-in database ensures no other external software is required. The graphical user interface allows load planners to edit loads on the fly, step through loading plans, and view them from any angle, thanks to a powerful graphics engine. Frequently used recipes can be saved for future calculations.

Many trucking companies fall foul of strict laws on axle weights. Cube-IQ ensures all axle weights are accurately calculated, so loads are safe and legal. Other options include loading in a pick or drop sequence, and the software can easily handle split-level trucks or trailers.

BlackBox – Cartonization
Many companies still struggle with items packed and shipped in incorrectly sized cartons, wasting cardboard and using excess dunnage, and significantly increasing shipping costs. Our Cartonization software eliminates this problem, using item dimensions and weights to select the optimally sized carton in near real-time, ensuring this solution is ideal for eCommerce. Warehouse staff receive clear loading plans, and the software is also suitable for use with robotic pack stations. Customers receive perfectly packaged goods with only enough fill material to protect the items and ensure they arrive in immaculate condition, so returns are minimized due to damages.

BlackBox works behind the scenes and is specifically designed to integrate easily with all WMS/ERP systems using industry-standard APIs.

BlackBox – Palletization
True mixed palletization is tricky to achieve, and BlackBox has a separate optimization engine developed specifically for this purpose. Solutions include complex mixed-case pallet stacking and palletization for manual or robotic pack stations. Our software ensures your pallets are loaded accurately, calculating cartons' strength and crush resistance and ensuring only lighter items are placed on top. BlackBox ensures no cartons or items overhang the pallets or the layers underneath, based on the item's precise weight and dimensions. Hence, pallets are stable, can be wrapped securely, and are ready for shipping or warehouse storage.

Easy integration and software training ensures Cube-IQ or Blackbox is ready to use quickly. With a subscription, your company starts saving money from day one with minimal initial outlay. Subscription prices are tailored to meet the demand of each company and can be scaled up as your business grows. Interested? Contact us for more information and a software demonstration.

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