LOG-IT©

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LOG-IT© has revolutionized the use of load tickets, or TM9 forms, required to track the origin, destination and volume of timber harvested in the forestry industry. The information that previously was hand written by a loader operator is now encoded into a 2-D barcode and printed onto a label in the loader.

The benefits realized by using LOG-IT are:

  • Loader operators are able to recall recurring information and the ease of entering information.
  • Loader operators are able to recall recurring information and the ease of entering information.
  • Truck drivers like to use it because they can scan the data instead of typing it.
  • Management likea LOG-IT© because of reduced data errors and reduced duplication of work. The increased automation has a direct impact of increased profits; users find the system pays for itself in a very short time.

The equipment is very rugged and rarely needs servicing. The barcodes are able to withstand a variety of conditions and still be useable, from freezing to hot, dry to wet, flat to crumpled or even torn. Included in the barcode is a GPS position and date-time to ensure the load was taken from where it was claimed. The time in the barcode can be compared with the time the load ticket is scanned to analyze travel times.

LOG-IT© is also being linked with the Virtual-Footprint solution to provide validation of cycle times. This technology is currently being used extensively in the forest industry but not limited to this resource sector. Any company that has regulated deliveries and billing requirements can benefit from this solution.

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