In IPO.Log 4 Workspace and in IPO.Log 4 Material Flow, the box matrix describes the arrangement of the containers on a material area.
In IPO.Log 4 Workspace, the box matrix is defined either in the assembly process Excel file or directly in the software in the "Table Editor" view. There you will find the column "Box Matrix".
In IPO.Log 4 Material Flow, the box matrix is defined in the supply chain editor.
The box matrix is now explained using the supply chain editor as an example.
A box matrix of 1x1x1 means that the defined number of containers is set as a single unit. The condition is also that at least 1 load carrier or one load unit has been defined for the material placement.
If the box matrix is now adjusted to 2x1x1, the containers are positioned next to each other at the leading edge:
A Boxmatrix of 1x2x1 results in the following placement:
The stacking of containers results from the last component of the box matrix. For example, with a box matrix of 1x1x2, the containers are stacked as follows:
Initially, a matrix of 1x1x1 is always defined in IPO.Log 4 Material Flow.
In IPO.Log 4 Workspace, however, the matrix must be defined by the user in the assembly process Excel file.