"Complete return on investment for the weighing systems was within three months. Mobile weighing immediately resulted in extra profits."   - PIOTR HALAMSKI, DEPUTY DIRECTOR HUB POZNAN

How DHL realized their return on investment on RAVAS scales

In Poland DHL was struggling with a logistic problem: pallet shipments couldn’t be weighed, simply because it would take too much time. There was no efficient way to weigh palletised goods: because of their size they couldn’t be sorted and weighed on the automated belts for packages. All processing was done ‘by hand’, internal transport by forklift truck.

Legal for trade fork lift trucks scales

This solution has been implemented at all three DHL Express Hubs in Poland. How does DHL check and register the weight of pallet shipments? The Toyota and STILL forklift trucks are equipped with legal for trade RWV weighing forks. The weight display in the cabin of the truck has an external data port, used for transferring the weight data to a truck terminal. This terminal in turn communicates via W-LAN wireless network with the warehouse management system (WMS). So how are the pallets checked and registered?

How DHL realized their return on investment on RAVAS scales

In Poland DHL was struggling with a logistic problem: pallet shipments couldn’t be weighed, simply because it would take too much time. There was no efficient way to weigh palletised goods: because of their size they couldn’t be sorted and weighed on the automated belts for packages. All processing was done ‘by hand’, internal transport by forklift truck.

Legal for trade fork lift trucks scales

This solution has been implemented at all three DHL Express Hubs in Poland. How does DHL check and register the weight of pallet shipments? The Toyota and STILL forklift trucks are equipped with legal for trade RWV weighing forks. The weight display in the cabin of the truck has an external data port, used for transferring the weight data to a truck terminal. This terminal in turn communicates via W-LAN wireless network with the warehouse management system (WMS). So how are the pallets checked and registered?

Return on investment on 27 forklift truck scales within three months

At DHL mobile weighing on the forklift trucks paid itself back in no time. In the HUB in Poznan seven Toyota forklifts were equipped with a legal for trade RAVAS scale.

 

COMPANY

DHL

 

LOCATION

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APPLICATION

Shipping weights

 

 

Filling

Every company that ships goods needs to know the weight of these goods as accurately as possible. The sender is required by law to declare the correct weight on the shipping documents. Overloads and incorrect declaration can cause a lot of trouble. Determining shipping weights is probably the most common use of a hand pallet truck scale. It’s in the shipping department where time can be saved by weighing mobile. Middle and smaller sized companies seldom handle large numbers of pallets per day. However, efficient weighing in the shipping department offers other advantages as well. Shipping weights can be printed on a ticket, together with an order number and date and time.

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Jordan McBride