How to Optimize First Mile Logistics with Automated Dimensioning 

Huge increase in parcels and cartons shipped due to demand over the past year has led carriers worldwide to realize that they are often exceeding their space constraints first before exceeding weight constraints. As if that weren’t challenging enough, it’s also getting costlier to buy or rent warehouse space. For many parcel and warehouse companies, the only solution is to maximize their current space.

Automated pallet and parcel dimensioning is critical to the efficient space optimization. Manual measurements are time-consuming, inaccurate, and subject to human error. Additionally, a lack of automated dimensioning also forces many shippers to use fewer packing-box options, resulting in increased shipping costs due to wasted space in shipping boxes. With the demand for shipping parcels at an all-time high with no signs of slowing down, that puts shippers at a serious competitive disadvantage. 

Cargo Spectre can help. Our automated dimensioning systems allow shipping and warehouse companies around the world avoid logistical challenges and save time, money, and labor in a number of ways. Here are the top five: 


  1. Streamlining Retailer Processes

    Cargo Spectre’s A.I.-powered automated dimensioners boost the efficiency of parcel delivery companies’ retail stores by eliminating bottlenecks and eliminating the need for time-consuming manual measurements with our NTEP-certified DIMs and weights.

  2. Eliminating Lost Revenues

    Inaccurate measurements lead to charging customers inaccurate amounts. These missed revenues add up quickly. Cargo Spectre’s dimensioners ensure that measurements are accurate every single time. 

  3. Increased Operational Efficiencies

    Proper dimensions allow logistics companies to accurately plan for how much space and how many vehicles are needed to move packages from parcel locations to hubs. Our systems automatically produce NTEP-certified dimensions to help companies optimally allocate storage locations based on product size and shape.

  4. Reducing Reconciliation Time and Chargebacks

    Time and money wasted on reconciliation chargebacks by 3PL companies can eat into revenues quickly. We help our clients avoid human error in measurements to preserve their hard-earned profits.

  5. Increased Fulfillment Center Throughput

    Accurately dimensioning every product helps companies optimize many warehouse workflows, from putaway to picking. Even pallet-building and loading can be made more efficient so that all pallet and truck space is optimized.

If you’re ready to make the most of your space constraints, contact Cargo Spectre today. The industry-leading affordability of our automated dimensioning solutions help logistics companies across the globe use their space wisely to eliminate waste and maximize profits. We know that every inch counts. Discover how much time, labor, and money your organization could save with a free consultation from our logistics experts.