Log Management System


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The CT3 Log Management System (LMS), is designed to quickly and accurately process log and timber transactions -- but that is simply the foundation layer of the system.  From its inception, LMS has been designed as a management tool, and the information that LMS provides is where your organization will quickly achieve considerable payback on its software investment.  Extensive Cost, Production, and Sales reporting provide timely information for Operational, Sales, Financial, and Planning Managers.  Contact us and we will help identify specific results and benefits your organization can achieve.  

Work is organized in LMS by Harvest Unit and Setting.  These might be analogous to Timber sales and Brands, with legal descriptions and branding hammers.  You can also set up "virtual" Units that span geographic areas.  In this case, different Settings might represent various jobs to be performed for a Unit.  LMS provides a great deal of flexibility in how work is organized and allows you to easily mirror your administrative structure.  It can also be quickly changed to handle changing business conditions and strategies.

In terms of mechanics, LMS provides a highly controlled environment in which to collect and efficiently process a variety of log measurement data originating from a number of different sources (see Log Measurement and Weigh Station Processing).

This measurement information is the basis for automated calculation of Payments and Invoicing to:

Contractors - set up contracts and make payments for labor and services you define (e.g., log, haul, cut, etc.). 

Timber Owners - use contracts to expense acquisition costs, or make payments for purchased tracts of timber.  Compare actual volume and profit with appraisal estimates.

Log Procurement Vendors - create purchase orders or agreements to buy logs on the open market or at negotiated prices.  Use the Log Purchase Agreements to calculate procurement costs and to authorize split payments to various parties on each load of logs. 

Log and Stumpage Customers - tailor contract information and invoicing to a particular market, geographic region, customer, and type of product.

Intra-Company Facilities - track deliveries and activity at your Log Inventory sites, including transfers between facilities.  If internal (inter or intra-company) Sales are made between Profit Centers, establish transfer prices to process Transfer Invoices and internal accounting entries.

Please take a look at our brief list of LMS features, or contact us to discuss how CT3 can help address your issues and questions.    

 Log Management System Features:

Harvest Units / Settings 

Organize and summarize by geographical, organizational, and management hierarchy

Harvest Units may contain multiple Settings (a.k.a. Tracts), with different Contractor arrangements

Capture ownership, legal description, log brands, road system, logging method and harvest type data

Compare actual cut-out data with plan volumes or compare Appraisal estimates with actual realizations, costs and margins. 

Calculate Timber Taxes and generate Returns (severance, privilege, excise tax)

Issue payments for "Pay-as-Cut" Timber purchases based on a contract

Amortize or expense "Lump Sum" acquisition costs as volume is removed 

Set up user-defined allocated (/budgeted) costs by Harvest Unit for non-contract related costs

Rates by production volume 

Optional generation of account distribution and journal entries for calculated costs

Extensive volume, cost, and audit control reports by Harvest Unit, Setting, or multiple levels of consolidation

Measurement Data Collection, Control and Maintenance

Stick Scale transmissions (Scribner, Cubic, Metric)

Weight Scale transmissions

Cube Measurement (Height, Width, Length) transmissions

Integrated Weigh Station processing

Westside (40' segments) and Eastside (20') Scribner

B. C. Metric Scale

Russian GOST Metric Scale

Manual entry of Summary Volume, Hand Scale, Weight, Cube Scale, and Piece Count data

Sample Scale / Check-scale

Sample Scale Collection 

Sample Base Flexibility

Sample Pool Management:

Factor Calculation & Application

Historical Sample Factors maintained for analysis and audit purposes 

Check-scale analyses and historical statistics

Payments and Amortization

Contractor Contracts and Payments

Purchased Log Agreements and Payments

Purchased Stumpage Contracts and Payments

Purchased Stumpage Amortization

Fee Depletion 

Fee Road Amortization

Sales and Invoicing

Stumpage Sales Contracts and Invoicing

Woods Direct Sales Contracts and Invoicing

Inventory Sales Contracts and Invoicing

Commission or Marketing Agreement Sales Reporting

Export Cargo Documentation

Shipment Reporting

Vessel and Voyage Tracking

FAS Basis Reporting

Sales Accruals

Washington State B&O Tax Reporting

Inventory Management

Log Tag Inventory

Log Inventory

Load Inventory (Scribner or Tons)

Available Inventory Reporting

Location Tracking (i.e., Rafts in Water Inventory)

Inventory Transfers

"What-if" Inventory Shipments

Cost Accounting

Inventory Valuation and Costing - Direct and Allocated  Costs

Inventory Balance and Change Reporting

Inventory Rolls - Volume and Costs

Cost of Sales Determination

Reporting, Inquiry, and Analysis

Cruise vs. Cut-out Analysis

Production Reporting

Sales Reporting

Management Reporting

Financial Reporting

Margin Reporting

Actual Margin vs. Appraisal Comparison

Harvest Taxes and Returns

Oregon State Purchased Log Reporting

Accountability and Control Features

Scale Transmission Integrity and Control

Ticket Book Issuance and monitoring

Load Accountability and Exception Reporting

Inbound Yard Receipt Controls

Outbound Shipment Controls

Payment and Invoice Status and Exception Reporting

System Interfaces

Custom Interfaces to your Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and General Ledger systems

Automatic Interface to CT3 Exposure Management System

Your accounting structure is incorporated into your CT3 systems (i.e., account codes and structure, standard journal entries, types of data, etc.)

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