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Load-Optimizer
The flexible tool for highly constrained loadings

Load-Optimizer is the most flexible and easy to use tool for planning container and truck loads with mixed products or odd sized cargo. Utilizing self learning algorithms to power our optimization engine it will generate optimal loads while taking in to account:

  • Safety for people, vehicle and cargo
  • Odd-size cargo
  • Highly constrained cargo with specific (even undocumented) rules for stacking and transporting
  • Ease of unloading (relation between the client and the location of the package in the truck)
  • Routes with multiple stops / partial unloading
  • Filling rate of trucks and containers and completeness of client orders




Application of Load-Optimizer
Easy to implement in your organization

Easy implementation of Load-Optimizer is guaranteed as it learns on the job. In manual mode a human planner can configure loads by shifting the 3D representations of the cargo into a 3D container or vehicle.

Additionally, the system learns from the way operators group packages, or places them in a certain way in the container or vehicle and adapts its optimization algorithm accordingly. After the initial training, Load-Optimizer can automatically generate better solutions than operators in seconds.

  • Loading list
    Planning starts with a list of items you want to transport and their destinations. Load-Optimizer reads and stores product and client data te build load designs.
  • Interface
    Planners can plan manually or automatically. In manual mode, planners can place 3D representations of the cargo in the desired location in the truck. Load-Optimizer warns them if they violate a stacking constraint. In automatic mode, Load-Optimizer automatically creates an optimized load design.
  • Loading truck
    Because the load design describes the exact location of packages in the truck, loading the package can be done faster. Packages are handled less often, so there is less chance of damaging goods. Items don't get damaged by other cargo since Load-Optimizer has learned what items can be placed on others. Load-Optimizer creates safe loadings as it takes into account, the stability of both stackings and the vehicle itsself.
  • partial unloading
    Load-Optimizer optimizes load designs on the effert needed when the route has multiple stops. Therefore, both the delay and the chances of damaging goods while unloading are minimized.
Loading list

Load-Optimizer reads the loading list. The operator can select each object from the loading list in Load-Optimizer, see a 3D visualization of the package and place this in the container / vehicle.


Interface Load-Optimizer

If the operator hits the automated optimization button, Load-Optimizer will compute and optimize the loads itself. The operator validates the design and makes adaptations if needed


Loading truck / container

The truck is loaded according to the load design generated by Load-Optimizer. The driver, or unloader knows at any time during the trip where each package is placed in the truck, even after partial unloading.


Partial unloading

Load-Optimizer includes both handling efforts during and stacking stability after partial unloading in it's optimization algorithm. Therefore the handling efforts are minimized and the stability of cargo and truck is guarenteed.


Engine of Load-Optimizer

Our computational methods are based on Evolutionary Algorithms (GA). These are able to find the optimal solutions in a reasonable time. This allows for rapid computations for load designs with the highest match on criteria important to the client.

Engine

Load designs in automatic mode are created by developing multiple load designs in several generations. These load designs are not created randomly, but are based on historical correlation between stacked packages and locations in containers or trucks (the building engine). The decision making algorithm calculates the quality of each load design. Based on this outcome a new generation of load designs are created and evaluated. Therefore load-Optimizer can quickly find optimal solutions.

    Rating generated load design based on:

  • Filling rate & complete loads
  • Unloading efforts
  • Safety & risk of damaged goods (within constraints)

Load-Optimizer is selflearning

These load designs are not created randomly, but are based on historical data. Also, the decision-making algorithm learns from the choices made by clients in case of tradeoffs.

Load-Optimizer searches data from load designs made for correlation between:

  • Packages in relation to location in truck
  • Packages in relation to other packages
  • Adaptations made by planner

Clients
Load-Optimizer already proves its value at:

If you want more information, please contact us

Contact
DENC logistics
DENC Den Haag
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Wolga 5
Postbus 24066
2490 AB Den Haag


E-mail & telephone

info@denc.nl
T. 070 – 30 11 644


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