How to automatically fill containers without the guesswork using the Load Proportionally rule

How to automatically fill containers without the guesswork using the Load Proportionally rule

Cube-IQ can completely load 1 container automatically using the Load Proportionally rule.

The Load Proportionally rule is accessed by: 1) selecting the Load Setup ribbon, 2) selecting the Loading Rules tab, and  3) clicking the Load Proportionally checkbox

Products will be proportionally added to the container based on the quantity of each product. 

For example. A dining table quantity of 1 with chair quantity of 6 (1:6 ratio) will fill the container with 6 chairs for every 1 table.

Click the Load Proportionally checkbox in the Loading Rule tab before Optimizing to completely fill a container of all products added to the load.

Below is an example of a Load where all products have a quantity of 1 while dining chairs have a quantity of 6. This example is loading a 40' High Cube container, but any containers can be used.

Click the Load Proportionally checkbox before Optimizing to enable this loading rule.

Below is the result of the Load above after clicking Optimize

A 40’ High Cube is completely loaded proportionally. Notice the quantity number of dining tables is 4, while the quantity number of dining chairs is 24.


The Load Proportionally checkbox will automatically be unchecked

After clicking Optimize, and the container is loaded, the Load Proportional checkbox is unchecked. The quantity of all product are proportionally updated after optimization, therefor the Load Proportionally checkbox is no longer valid.

Ratio is Approximate

The ratio can fall short when the container is completely loaded, leaving the loaded number short of the quantity number after the load is optimized. This approximate ration can be address using Cube-IQ's 'treat groups as sets feature' where exact proportion is enforced.

Cube-IQ's 'treat groups as sets' feature to insure exact proportion

If you have a requirement where a group of articles or items must be kept in exact proportion, you can use Cube-IQ's 'treat groups as sets feature'. Click this link to learn more about treating groups as sets.

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