For more than 20 years, NetOnNet has been a part of the Swedish home electronics market, and is now one of the largest retailers in this sector. Serving customers online and instore, logistics play a central role in its success, and any improvement in process or efficiency has real impact on profits. Through effective use of smart box calculation alongside smart implementation of Astro WMS®, NetOnNet continues to improve and evolve in an ever-changing landscape.
In 2019, Swedish postal service Postnord found that on average, each package shipped contains 30% unnecessary air. It’s an issue that, if tackled effectively, could have a significant, lasting impact on sustainability in logistics and shipping. According to the research, if all packaging was optimized, it could lead to 300 fewer trucks on the roads. This would have two main benefits – cost savings and improved sustainability.
NetOnNet has been working with package optimization for many years, and together with Consafe Logistics, has implemented the smart box calculation tool into its Astro WMS® system. This advanced add-on has helped NetOnNet streamline its picking and packing process, and facilitated a reduction in the amount of air shipped.
“There’s a trend towards shipping less air right now, but we have worked with this task for many years,” says Stefan Svensson, Logistics Manager for NetOnNet. “It’s an important issue that all businesses need to tackle, and if we can all do it on the right way, we can operate in a more sustainable way. The smart box calculation in Astro WMS® helps us do that.”
For NetOnNet, any reductions in air shipping can make a significant difference to the business, not only in terms of cost, but also customer experience. However, box calculation also helps to improve efficiency within the central warehouse itself.