A distribution centre for medical goods distributes the bulk of its products by air freight. The volume of the package determines the transport costs. How can the fill rate of the outgoing boxes be improved? The distribution centre suspected that the outgoing boxes were more than half filled with air and filling materials, but they were not capable of improving the fill rate.
The combination of box optimization and box selection resulted in a considerable saving on transport costs, without having to invest in expensive hardware.
At the same time, the client has more control over his shipping process and he reduces his CO2-footprint. A nice application of Mathware in society.