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Accurate and timely information is hard to put an exact value on, but profitable and effective Log & Timber operations depend on it.  Acquiring load information is the first step.  LMS efficiently captures essential ticket and volume data using the Transmission Processing and Weigh Station modules.  LMS also includes Sample Scale and Check-scale modules for situations where logs are not 100% stick scaled.  Sample Scale factors and the results of scale explosions are stored, so their integrity can easily be verified.

The Transmission Processing module automates the receipt, validation, conversion, and recording of log and load measurement data from a variety of sources.  Data can be retrieved as frequently as it is available.   Transmissions are first edited and validated in a separate database; a controlled environment before log and load data is written to the LMS System. This insures that duplicate or incorrect data gets deleted or corrected prior to updating the main system database.  It is in the LMS System that inventory gets updated, and payments and invoices are produced.  

Manual entry screens are also available to input handwritten scale tickets, weight tickets, piece counts, cube measurement tickets, and volume summaries.  These are used when data cannot be captured electronically or in unusual circumstances.    

The Sample Scale module is designed to support variations in your Sampling program.  Sample Scale can be generated from Weight, Cube Measurements, Load Counts, and Piece Counts using various Sample Bases.  Sample Bases may be widely or narrowly defined, and a number of Sample Pool Methods may be used.  Sample Scale Factors can be automatically calculated.  Factors can be automatically applied to new load data to make sure management reports are always updated for complete volumes.  Questions about Sample Scale explosions, Sample Bases, and Factors can be quickly resolved by viewing complete audit reports.   

With LMS, you can be confident that volume reports and transactions are complete, correct, and current.

Data Capture & Transmission Processing Features:

Log Scale (a.k.a. Stick or Piece Scale)
Scribner scale for logs and segments
Westside (long log - 40 foot multiples)
Eastside (short log - 20 foot multiples)
Cubic Scale (CCF or cunits)
GOST (Russian)
BC Metric (Canadian)
Manual scale ticket entry
Ability to accept and report scale using either U.S. or Canadian Species and Grade codes
U. S. codes in LMS are User-defined
Canadian codes determined by Ministry for Coastal Region 
Check Scale tickets
Sample Scale tickets

Weight Data

Weight transmissions

Manual Weight ticket entry

Summarized Weight entry for multiple loads

Electronic capture from integrated Weigh Station

Automatic Weight to scale explosion 

Piece (Log) Counts

Piece Count transmissions

Manual Piece Count ticket entry

Automatic Piece to scale explosion

Cube Measurements (height, width, length)

Cube Measurement transmissions

Manual Cube Measurement ticket entry

Automatic Cube to scale explosion

Summary Scale: summarized volumes where detailed log data by load is not available. 

Manual volume summary (certificate) entry
Scribner Scale
Metric Scale
Weight Data

Transmission Sources: Receive electronic data from any of the following:

Log Scaling & Grading Bureaus
Customer Accounting or Mill Systems
Weigh Stations
Marshalling Companies 
Handheld Scaling Devices

Transmission Processing

Receive electronic data via different media / technology:
email attachment
dial-in modem
computer tape
direct interface
User definition of data fields (items) in file formats
handle differences for various sources
handle differences for various scale locations
Transmission and Load Integrity audited
Loads or Tickets checked for valid ownership 
Conversion of codes to user-defined conventions (species, grades, sorts, etc.) 
Cross check sorts against species (optional)
Check data against Scribner, Cubic, or Grading rules (optional)
"Mr. Clean" utility for clearing out invalid Transmissions easily
Audits to insure only validated tickets posted to LMS
Ability to post partial Transmissions (only validated tickets); tickets with errors are "parked" for further editing

Transmission Reporting

Transmission Status, Statistics, & Control Reports
Integrity/Edit Reports
Transmission summaries by species and/or log sort
Multiple Ticket printing

Sample Scale & Check-Scale Features:

Sample Scale 

Weight to Scribner scale explosions 

Cubic Load Dimensions (H / W / L) to Scribner scale explosions (optional)

Piece Count to Scribner scale explosions (optional)

Weight, Cubic Load, or Piece Count to Cunit scale explosions (optional)

Volume per Load explosions (optional)

Percentage distribution - Product, Sort, Species, Grade

Length and Diameter explosions (optional)

Automatic collection of Sample Tickets from Transmissions

User-defined Sample Bases (specific or general)

Sample Pool methods:


Rolling (User-defined Pool size)

Replacement, each Period


Automatic Factor Calculation & Application

Audit trail of Factors used for each weight exploded Load

Check-scale Analysis

Automatic collection of Check-scale Tickets from Transmissions

Compare Check-scale Tickets with original Scale Tickets

Compile and report Scaler Check-scale statistics

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