Packaging- and Unit Load Optimization with PUZZLE®

What can PUZZLE® do?

PUZZLE® optimizes the loading of pallets and shipping cartons. In addition to the calculation of the most favourable arrangement of packages in a defined space, the software also provides help in selecting a suitable loading aid. Transport costs can be reduced through the efficient use of space. The division of large orders into individual loading units also shortens order throughput times. Thanks to the exact precalculation, the required transport capacity can be precisely determined in advance. Packing processes can be precisely controlled: time-consuming trying and repacking is no longer necessary. PUZZLE® works reliably even with large product ranges. Optimization results can be made available in various ways - e.g. in form of interactive 3D graphics.


Which variants of PUZZLE® are available?

With PUZZLE® INDIVIDUELL, we offer tailor-made solutions to optimize your logistics for special requirements. From supporting automated robot picking to integrating the software into your WMS: The PUZZLE® team is at your disposal for your individual enquiries. Benefit from the know-how of our department and reliable software. PUZZLE® is also offered as a web application in two standard variants: PUZZLE® PACK optimizes homogeneous packing patterns for pallets, PUZZLE® PALLET additionally enables the optimization of article-mixed orders. An online-demo of both variants can be viewed online. PUZZLE® PACK and PALLET are distributed by our partner scapos AG

PUZZLE® and You?

More than 50 companies already benefit from efficient load space distribution through PUZZLE®. For more than two decades, the award-winning software has been continuously refined and adapted to new requirements. PUZZLE® can be used universally and cross-sectoral: whether logistics service provider, freight forwarder, shipping service or logistics software provider, but also manufacturing and trading industry with independent logistics division: PUZZLE® is suitable for every sector because it can be individually adapted and configured. With PUZZLE®, users get a high-quality solution that is easy to use, flexible, platform-independent and scalable. Let the advantages convince you and benefit from a solid and efficient optimization software.


  • PUZZLE® is multilingual German, English and French.
  • PUZZLE® takes into account the surface quality of the packages, for example cartons, containers and trays.
  • PUZZLE® allows the individual determination of the orientation of all packages.
  • PUZZLE® complies with the maximum load on the packages and the total weight of the loading unit.
  • PUZZLE® has an integrated stability test.
  • PUZZLE® offers easy access to a range of standardised load carriers and helps with selection.
  • PUZZLE® provides interactive 3D visualizations of the optimized load units.
  • PUZZLE® generates detailed PDF reports and supports future transport planning.

Get to know PUZZLE®

Try PUZZLE® PACK and PUZZLE® PALLET in our online demo.

How to buy PUZZLE®

Purchase PUZZLE® PACK or PUZZLE® PALLET from our partner scapos AG.

Customize PUZZLE®

Request individual solutions tailored to your needs.


Fraunhofer medal

Georg Wichmann was honored with the Fraunhofer Medal for his contribution to the development of the topic "Optimization of Loading Units" into one of the core competencies of the institute.

Further topics

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  • Big Data
  • Data Analytics
  • Machine Learning / Deep Learning
  • Internet of Things
  • Sensor Data Integration
  • Data Visualisation
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We support you with "Privacy by Design" and "Privacy as a Service" so that your IT systems fulfil the growing demands in data protection, data security and confidentiality.



  • Controlled collaboration of many Cloud Services
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We support you to make your logistic IT fit for the future by outsourcing it into the Cloud. Our focus is on the topics "Business Objects for Logistic" und "Changeable logistic systems".


  • Business Process as a Service
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  • Standardization of Components and Services
  • Internet of Things


We analyze your company's IT architecture for any potential for optimization. Our team supports you from modeling to adaptation to market requirements.


  • Enterprise Architecture
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In this area master data is optimized and the structure of your information architecture including "metadata management" and "data governance" is supported.


  • IT Strategy
  • software selection
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  • Service Management

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Software Development

Software as a foundation:
Today, modern logistics is no longer possible without modern IT. Our team develops IT solutions specifically designed to meet your needs in all areas of logistics. Our promise to you: sophisticated software with quality and brains! Analysis, conception, architecture design, component design, implementation, refactoring, integration, migration and evaluation - we offer you comprehensive solutions.



We develop the future:
Through our participation in various
research projects, we are always surrounded by the latest developments and ideas.
This creative spirit runs through all our projects, because as a department in an application-oriented research institute we know exactly what it means to forge ideas and put them into practice. As our customer, you always profit from this special competence.


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Standstill means regression:
Being successful is no guarantee of staying successful. Secure your competitive position for the long term and let us look beyond our horizons together. From standard software to new software concepts that are individually tailored to your requirements and effectively and resource-efficiently support your processes, we are at your side.