Year of Award


Document Type

Professional Paper

Degree Type

Master of Science (MS)

Degree Name

Computer Science

Department or School/College

Department of Computer Science

Committee Chair

Joel Henry

Commitee Members

George McRae, Yolanda Reimer


barcode, cargo, cargo scanner, container packer, scanner, wireless


University of Montana


Dr. Joel Henry was tasked under a research and development contract with the DPRA to create a computer program that, when given a list of cargo items and a list of containers, would approximate the number of containers required to pack the items and determine a packing order for the cargo items. When commercially used, a computer trained employee runs the program and prints off the resulting packing list. This list is then given to another employee, who works in a different location and performs the physical packing. This is a tedious and time consuming process. This project will examine a possible software solution that utilizes barcode scanning and wireless LAN technology to streamline the packing process.



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