Clark Skeen, president of Quantronix, the maker of the Cubiscan line of cubing and weighing equipment, has some ideas on the subject.
strongly urges DCs to consider making it part of the receiving process.
"The ideal time and place to collect cubing and weighing data is at the point of receipt," he
If you only gather cube and weight data at an outbound shipping station, you'll miss out on at least 50 percent of the benefits that the data can provide, Skeen
That's because a product's cube and weight can and should influence decisions about slotting, storage location for putaway and picking, and repacking and containerization for shipping.
"If you collect that data at the point of receipt, then it's available for each and every one of those decision points," he
In the end, what matters is not so much how or where you collect cubing and weight data, but that you do it, says Skeen of Quantronix.
The information you collect will have great value, he
And the more you use it, the more that value grows.
Accurate, up-to-date cubing and weighing data offers a substantial payback for a relatively small investment, he