What Is the Formula for Calculating Case Cube?

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The formula used to calculate "case cube" is length times width times height, or l * w * h. It does not matter in which order these measurements are multiplied as the same answer will be obtained.

The term "case cube" refers to a measurement used in warehousing and shipping. While the measurements of length, width, and height provide a two-dimensional view of how much floor space a container will take up, it does not provide a three-dimensional or volume calculation. Accurately calculating three-dimensional space is critical in allocating space in a warehouse, fulfillment center, or transport plane. For example, the case cube of a particular box is calculated as 10 inches by 15 inches by 10 inches, or 1,5003 inches.