With businesses in every sector under pressure to save on shipping and transportation costs, Esko has launched the latest version of its Cape palletisation software – the first solution to offer customers a complete cloud-based workflow for palletisation and logistics optimisation.
Delivering the benefits of being easy to deploy, easy to use, and easy to share across multiple users around the world, Cape Pack 22.07 has been developed to improve ways of working and optimise operational processes.
“Cape Pack now delivers all the benefits of our modular palletisation software but with no software installation, more intuitive operation and importantly the ability to store and access information from anywhere, at any time,” Esko product manager Richard Deroo said.
“It helps determine the best product size, case count, product arrangement, case size, pallet and container load, enabling businesses to optimize their packaging for shipping. The software can also create new case sizes, build efficient pallet patterns, analyse compression strength of cases and pallets, and improve material and cube utilisation.
“Cape Pack is the only cloud-based solution that automatically finds the best packaging combination for the storing and shipping of packs, ultimately improving pallet load efficiency and reducing shipping costs by an average of 10 per cent, while at the same time protecting products from damage in transit.”
With Software as a Service (SaaS) deployment Cape Pack 22.07, businesses benefit from:
- Designing optimum product size
- Right-size packaging for each product
- Evaluating alternative case sizes
- Maximising pallet loading and improve space utilisation
- Creating a sustainable packaging supply chain
- Cutting transportation costs
- Performing compression strength analysis on case and pallet load
- Reducing the number of trucks on the streets thereby reducing overall carbon emissions
“The new interface and 24/7 global access make it simple for Cape Pack 22.07 users to save critical, up-to-the-minute information in the Cloud to share with colleagues around the corner or around the globe,” Richard said.
“This not only speeds up the design and approval processes, but also enables users to build more efficient pallet patterns and optimise cube space utilisation.
“The pallet software supports cartons, cylinders and trapezoids, as well as trays and bundles. Being cloud-based, it is incredibly easy to calculate solutions for folding cartons, cases and pallets, while users can now also easily share palletisation reports complete with load formatting, edited layer patterns and truck analysis data, delivering faster time to m