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The state-of-the-art in Load Optimization software, and the program of choice for the Logistics Professional

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There is no better Load Planning software on the market than MagicLogic’s Cube-IQ. Why? Simple. Because we load more! Not only that, but we cover more operational requirements than any other software,  and we have more versions, tailor-made for different industries and implementation scenarios.

Try it now! Download a fully-functional 30 day trial here.

Cube-IQ requires Microsoft Windows. See our Support page for complete system requirements.

Cube-IQ has had a makeover. Its new User Interface is based on the latest Microsoft Vista look-and-feel specifications, for maximum familiarity and ease of use. Please see our latest news for screenshots and more.

MagicLogic developed its own Load Engine, which explains why we can keep adding features all the time. Ongoing research provides ongoing improvement, which to you means, again, more getting loaded.

We load boxes in containers, truck and rail cars, but we also do optimized palletization and cartonization.

It’s not just boxes that are loaded, but also rolls (straight up and on their side), nested L-shapes (e.g. sofas), nested T-shapes, and even trapezoids.
Cube-IQ can be set up for stand-alone installation, networked, or under Citrix. We offer a version that runs inside your browser, with data access over the Internet. The Cube-IQ BlackBox is effectively our Load Engine, ready for semi-integration into your own software.

Our flagship product Cube-IQ SOA, which gives you access to a complete Services Oriented Architecture.

Please try Cube-IQ, and compare. Our trial version is fully functional, and will give you a very good idea how well we will fit your requirements.

The Cube-IQ Load Planning system is built around the best Loading Engine on the market and will give you optimal volume/weight utilization. (Needed - sidebars and quotes from the industry)

Cube-IQ optimizes the loading of items in one or more containers, optionally of different sizes.

The system can help you to cube-out loads on your PC, and also in the actual loading through its clear, 3D diagram based loading instructions.

Cube-IQ has a state-of-the-art load optimization engine. Our comparisons with other systems, we always come out on top.

Cube-IQ’s database allows you to pre-define containers and boxes, and to store and retrieve any number of complete loading cases. The system has full data import and export facilities and can both read and write Excel, XML and other formats.

Cube-IQ has a complete graphical User Interface, with point-and-click and drag-&-drop to build up loading jobs, and with on-screen and printed graphics.

Cube-IQ offers full flexibility in loading and stacking rules, which you can define for each orientation of a box.

Our customers use Cube-IQ to load containers in inbound and in outbound shipping.

Inbound, the software helps to place orders with quantities that are optimized to fill one or more containers. Outbound, Cube-IQ helps for cargo estimation and to maximize volume utilization.

Here are just some of the possibilities of Cube-IQ:

  • create 3D load plans using complex loading rules including loading sequence, partial loads, weight distribution;
  • optimize loads under comprehensive stacking and box orientation rules;
  • store and retrieve complete loading cases;
  • distribute actual loading instructions (electronically or printed) in clear, 3D diagrams;
  • import and export complete loading cases to other Cube-IQ installations.

Trucks can be loaded by Cube-IQ, with axle weight limits taken fully into account.

Contrary to some other systems that only calculate the weights on axles, Cube-IQ will keep these weights within the limits automatically. This leads to fully legal and safer loads.

Cube-IQ’s more advanced truck loading capabilities include:

  • Loading in (reverse) drop sequence,
  • Loading around ‘unusable spaces’ (like freezers), and
  • Handling of split-level trucks/trailers.

Cube-IQ can help you to build pallets too.

The system offers several modes of operation:

  • Single product
  • Mixed
  • Mixed in layers

The pallet build can be fine-tuned through option settings for

  • Load in layers,
  • Load in layers as long as a certain space utilization is reached,
  • Spread the boxes to obtain more stable loads,
  • Alternately rotate layers 180 degrees,
  • Allow mixing boxes within layers.

An important part of Cartonization is the selection of the cartons/boxes. Leave this to Cube-IQ!

Here are some special features of Cube-IQ in Cartonization mode:

  • Optionally keep order items together where possible,
  • Pack boxes in picking sequence,
  • Pack in weight/density sequence,
  • Apply various carton selection rules.

This version of Cube-IQ is also available as a stand-alone exe (no database, no user interface), which reads an input file, optimizes, and writes a results file. Very easy to implement in combination with your WMS.

MagicLogic specializes in extending, enhancing and customizing its products to “fit the bill.” A large proportion of our business comes directly from consultancy to businesses who wish to leverage the power of the Cube-IQ optimizers and software, but have specific requirements. Over 50% of our clients are using versions of Cube-IQ that were specifically modified for them.

Examples of our recent customization work include:

·         Enhanced reports

·         New import / export filters

·         Loading rules

·         Buddy-stacking for pallets

·         Weight limits and axles ratios

Thanks to Cube-IQ, MagicLogic has been in the Inbound Logistics Top 100 Logistics IT providers for the last eleven years.