BOXBOT is a cloud-based service for ports and logistics centers. It provides the necessary tools for packing planning, warehouse order picking optimization, and vehicle planning and routing. Vehicle can be anything from a matchbox to a pallet, an automative or a ship.
Our mission is to be the leading logistics solutions provider, and make our solutions globally available and widely used, in order to have a higher impact and make a real difference.
Our vision is to enhance the space usage of transportation, and improve port and logistics center operations, in order to reduce fuel costs, reduce the need for transportation resources, and make loading and unloading times shorter.
The algorithm is given a list of products and possible special rules for each product such as stackability and durability. The packing plans contain information about the pallet and all the positions and orientations for each product item.
The algorithm supports last minute changes, for example if a product item is not available when it is needed for packing, and it prevents other items from being packed, then a greedy plan will be produced, in order to keep the packing process continuous with as little amount of stops as possible.
The algorithm is given a list of cargo items, their size, amount, and priorities. The priority can be for example the delivery order of the cargo items, so that the items in the front are delivered first. Removes hassle and searching during delivery and create a picking order for loading.
There are tablet apps for different operations:
To eliminate the time normally spent in searching and reading barcodes and figuring out where to transport items, the items are automatically identified with RFID tag readers. Workers can then see this information and further instructions immediately in their smartphones or tablets.
Instead of passing printed papers around hierarchically to the personnel, mobile platforms such as tablets and smartphones can be used to get the latest information on loading and unloading plans, cargo locations, and schedules.