Short log Scribner Conversion
July, 2000 -- One of CT3's clients, U. S.
Timberlands, is based in Klamath Falls. Given their location in the
Southern-most part of Oregon, U. S. Timberlands bases their management and
financial reporting on Short log (20 foot segments), or "Eastside"
Scribner Scale. However, some of their loads are delivered to
locations where logs are scaled in Long log (Westside) Scribner scale.
It is expensive to scale the logs both ways, and often, that option is not
even available. Therefore, CT3 has developed some routines to
automatically generate an Eastside Scale ticket when only Westside Scribner
information is available.
Conversion Rules are set up under User Parameters. These are used
to define the critical West to East Conversion variables such as taper
factors, and the type of volume deduction method (e.g., dimension versus
square deducts). Different sets of conversion rules can be associated
with each Westside delivery Destination. Once the conversion rules are
established, Users can use a "single ticket" utility to convert a
single Westside ticket to an Eastside ticket. The other option is to
set a flag on a given Destination to "Auto Convert West
Scale". When this option is selected, a Westside Transmission is
posted and Eastside Scale tickets are automatically created for the
appropriate Destinations. Good-bye to double scaling, or manual
conversions and hand keying Eastside tickets!