3. Optimise flow based on parcel mix profile
Distribution hubs can also prevent revenue loss by defining their parcel mix, which is calculated by knowing the minimum, maximum and average sizes of the parcels they process. While the parcel mix is becoming increasingly difficult to project, it is a critical factor in ensuring business viability.
Even in situations where the profile data is not available from the CEP operators’ customers, there is still a possibility to obtain data if the parcel sortation system provides legal for trade data. Legal for trade registration actually offers operators a solution to defining their parcel mix. They can compare the system-generated size and weight for each parcel with the actual data coming in from electronic scales and volume scanners.
And if it’s not part of the business plan to implement the ‘legal for trade’ software option, hubs can always rely on their customer agreements to get an indication of the parcel mix.