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How Dimensional Weight Pricing Affects Material Handling Systems

Box, totes and polybags on conveyor

With dimensional weight pricing in effect for packages less than three cubic feet, fulfillment operations face new challenges in the distribution center to keep shipping costs low. However, operators face a difficult balancing act to reduce excess packaging while ensuring products have sufficient protection and travel smoothly on automated equipment. This white paper provides guidelines from industry experts to determine the handling capabilities of existing equipment, upgrades to automated systems, useful software modules, and scanning tips to keep high-throughput fulfillment operations running efficiently.

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