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How Logistics Providers Can Benefit from Working with Dimensioning Experts
Dimensional weight (dim weight) is used by shipping companies to determine shipping rates based on the amount of space a package occupies in a vehicle. Dim weight is calculated by finding the volume of a package and dividing the result by a standard divisor set by shipping companies. Accurate dim weight is important because it directly affects the cost of shipping a package.
Less-than-truckload (LTL) dimensioning systems are designed to optimize the process of finding the most cost-effective and efficient way to ship. This can involve a variety of strategies such as consolidating multiple small shipments into a single truck, optimizing packaging to reduce dim weight and scheduling deliveries during off-peak times.
Here are some of the ways you can work with dimensioning experts to identify ways to reduce shipping expenses while ensuring shipments are delivered on time and in good condition.
Carrier Selection and Negotiation
As a logistics provider, you can use dimensioning equipment to accurately dimension palletized freight before it gets to the LTL carrier virtually eliminating reclassification fees and chargebacks. For parcel shipments, accurate dim weight calculations allow rate shopping for the most cost-effective shipping options.
To optimize the packaging of parcel and small package shipments, you can utilize the right type and size of packaging as well as reduce dim weight and shipping costs.
When you incorporate dimensioning technology into the process, it can aid in automating the measurement and recording of LTL shipment measurements and photos. This improves the effectiveness and accuracy of the process.
Shipping Cost Management
You can reduce shipping costs through carrier selection, package optimization, consolidation and scheduling shipments during off-peak times.
Data Analysis and Reporting
By utilizing dimensioning systems, you can analyze and product reports to identify inefficiencies and areas for improvement in the shipping process, reducing costs and improving efficiency.
As a leading manufacturer of dimensioning and weighing systems, Rice Lake Weighing Systems provides small parcel and LTL dimensioning technologies and systems to capture shipment measurements. Rice Lake’s team of dimensioning experts are available to answer questions and help logistics managers find the best solution for their processes.