Portable Applications for Lumber Manager – Lumber Grading

Logical Systems believes that portable applications do not need to be simple data entry programs. They can be tools that help you manage and grow your business. The Lumber Grading application developed by Logical Systems is a flexible, customizable, yet easy to use application that will tally lumber into predefined loads.

Once loads are created using the simple load creation tool, boards are directed to a load with as few as two key presses. The limited number of keys required to tally an individual board allows the grader to keep pace with the green chain. The application supports multiple species, grades or thicknesses within each load and all can be done without complicating the tally process.

During the tally process corrections can be made quickly and easily by either deleting the boards directly from the 50 board history or they can be tallied out using the back-tally feature. As tallies are being entered the grader will see a scrolling list of the most recent boards tallied as well as totals for the load, most recent sort, and a percentage that sort represents of the total load.

In addition to the summary information constantly displayed during the tally process, the grader has access to more detailed information for all loads at the touch of a button. The grader has the ability to drill down through the tally data to the individual board information. All from the tally screen.

Portable Applications for Lumber Manager – Pack Tally

When tallying boards in a production environment, what matters is performance and reliability. Logical Systems has developed the Pack Tally application with the idea that people should be focused on their business, not on the software they use. This customizable application was designed to meet your needs today and flexible enough to adapt as your business changes.

The Pack Tally application supports input from a Geomet tally stick or by using the keyboard. Should you start out using the keyboard and want to add a tally stick at a later date, the application is ready. The included configuration tool can be used to enable or disable entry from a tally stick as needed.

The process of correcting a pack is as simple and straight forward as the tally process itself. The application supports single key deletion of up to 21 of the most recent boards tallied or the application can be switched quickly into back-tally mode and the boards are simply tallied out of the pack. A single key press switches between these two modes of tally.

This application provides yard personnel the ability to identify packs loaded into a kiln for drying as well as to unload the kiln either fully or partially once the drying cycle is complete. A portable handheld device equipped with a barcode scanner is used to scan the barcode on the pack or bundle of lumber.

This application eliminates the need for manual record keeping in the yard by providing the ability for yard personnel to identify the order being shipped along with the packs of lumber associsated with the order. A portable handheld device equipped with a barcode scanner is used to scan the barcode on the pack or bundle of lumber as it is loaded on the truck for shipment.

This application eliminates the need for yard personnel to manually record the identity of packs in inventory. A portable handheld device equipped with a barcode scanner is used to scan the barcode on the pack or bundle of lumber.

Field Computing

>> KEY FEATURES

  • Fully customizable species and grade codes
  • Ability to grade by surface measure or by width and length for exported loads
  • Up to 72 simultaneously active sorts and 26 active cant sizes
  • Ability to create a load by copying the structure of an existing load
  • Ability to suspend and reactivate loads based on current species
  • Last 10 boards visible on screen.
  • Last 50 boards available in history for single key press deletion
  • Loads can be grouped into Purchase Orders
  • Load documents can be printed for all loads for a specified purchase order
  • Ability to tally same product into multiple loads without extra key presses
  • Ability to limit sort volume by board footage or as a percent of the load
  • Integrated with the Lumber Manager

>> Report Types Available

  • Summary Load Document
  • Detailed Load Tally
  • Load Listing by load status
  • Production by date and shift
  • Production by load date and shift

>> KEY FEATURES

  • Fully customizable species and grade codes
  • Supports keyboard or Geomet tally stick entry
  • Packs can be combined into a load for simplified document creation
  • Ability to create a pack by copying an existing pack
  • Last 21 boards visible on screen.
  • Last 21 boards available in history for single key press deletion
  • Barcode tags can be printed directly from the pack tally application
  • Up to five lengths can be tallied in a single pack
  • Corrections can easily be made with either the one key deletion or using back-tally
  • Integrated with the Lumber Manager

>> Report Types Available

  • Tally Sheets
  • Load Documents
  • Pack Listing
  • Daily Pack Summaries with optional summary by length
  • Inventory by Product Report
  • Inventory by Length Report
  • Tally Summary by Inspector

>> KEY FEATURES

  • Quickly and accurately scan the barcode of each pack as it is loaded in the kiln
  • Unload all packs in a kiln with a single entry or partially unload a kiln by scanning the barcode of the packs removed from the kiln
  • Download entries recorded into the Enterprise Lumber Manager

>> KEY FEATURES

  • Identify the order being shipped
  • Quickly and accurately scan the barcode of each pack as it is loaded in the truck
  • Download entries recorded into the Enterprise Lumber Manager

>> KEY FEATURES

  • Quickly and accurately scan the barcode of each pack of lumber stored in the yard by location and bay
  • Download entries recorded into the Enterprise Lumber Manager