Trimble Forestry has announced that its widely used Log Information Management System (LIMS) now integrates seamlessly with the Connected Forest™ Xchange (CFX). The integration allows load ticket information from LIMS to sync to the cloud-based CFX portal, which can be accessed from any device, any place.
With CFX’s flexibility, easy-to-view dashboards, and mobile accessibility, key operational data, such as electronic tickets, fibre source GPS coordinates, and detailed supply chain records can also be shared in near real-time, at the company’s discretion, with supply chain partners, such as harvesters, haulers, and scale sites.
“The level of data sharing enabled by our LIMS/CFX integration is key to increasing efficiency within forestry supply chains,” said Kevin Toohill, General Manager of Trimble Forestry. “Visibility and shared data increases timber security and facilitates real-time, data-based decision-making, as well as easier records reconciliation and faster payments.”
LIMS/CFX users can add electronic load ticketing using a mobile device with an added mobile subscription. The CFX mobile subscription allows haulers and scale site operators to use reference data, such as source, destination, and species, synced from LIMS/CFX. The synched drop-down menus help reduce errors, greatly increase timber security and accountability, and make it much easier and faster to reconcile load tickets exchanged between harvest and delivery. The higher fidelity of tracking loads from forest to delivery allows companies to better support certification requirements. Every load that leaves the woods can be reconciled to a weight scale load coming in the gate.
The Log Inventory & Management System (LIMS) provides management control over all phases of timberland, woodland, yard, and mill operations. LIMS is an industry-standard forestry system for managing supplier contracts, contractor settlements, wood or fiber procurement, wood trading or sales, yard or mill inventory, consumption, and comprehensive reporting and planning. LIMS provides users an easily configurable operational dashboard, reporting wizards, and analysis capabilities. With CFX integrated, LIMS users are able to facilitate the sharing of key operational data from throughout the supply chain in near real-time.
About Trimble’s Forestry Division
Trimble’s Forestry Division offers SaaS and enterprise software to improve the productivity and sustainability of the world’s most recognized integrated forest product companies, forest managers, conservation organizations, government departments, finished product manufacturers, and the partners that connect the global forest supply chain. Trimble’s Connected Forest™ solutions manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting, and processing. For more information, visit forestry.trimble.com.
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Inventory management systems are so widespread now and are incorporated in many different industries, their usage makes management so much easier.