What is Cube Utilization
The percent of storage utilization, generally measure in terms of the percent of reserve inventory storage areas that are being used. When the space is completely filled with product, the cube utilization is 100%. The term is also used to measure how much of a truck trailer’s capacity is being used on an outbound load. A WMS should be able to provide metrics on warehouse cube utilization. In warehousing, it is a measure of the utilization of the total storage capacity of a vehicle or warehouse.
A low level of cube utilization can be a sign that there are many partial pallets being stored, which could be an opportunity for the WMS to drive consolidation of those partially filled locations to free-up space.