TCMS is a one-stop system which manages all processes associated with exporting logs, using containers or break bulk shipments.
The system covers 5 key areas: supply logistics, yard management, commercial agreements, shipping, and financials & reporting.
The supply logistics part of the system manages the flow of logs from the forest into the log yard including consideration of:
- Forest/harvesting area
- Log harvesting
- Log cartage
This information is reflected and managed with our delivery arrangement for each cutting area.
Yard management includes management of the logs from arrival at the yard, ticketing, scaling, location in beds, Bed management, and eventually containerising according to packing plan.
TCMS gives the yard manager perspective on stock age and location in the yard!
Checks built into the system enable accurate data entry. Scanners and tablets connect directly with the database to enable interaction with real-time data. In addition, because the application runs on a range of devices the data can be entered or viewed remotely or from the office.
Documents associated with log sales (LSA) are saved as attachments and available when required. No spreadsheet clusters; all documents and reports are kept in one place.
ORDER FULFILMENT/SHIPPING LOGISTICS
Shipment bookings are tentatively made when voyage information is loaded. Containers are ordered to meet the terms of each LSA, a packing plan is generated, and containers are loaded from relevant log beds to meet the requirements of the packing plan. Full containers are uplifted and transported to the wharf according to the voyage. Appropriate documentation is available from the system to meet the requirements of each voyage.
FINANCIAL AND REPORTING
You own the data so reporting can be as comprehensive as required; subject to the information being available in the system. A range of standard reports are available with the system utilising the functionality of SQL reporting services. This means specific reports can be made available and sent as required to nominated recipients e.g. forest owner, harvesting contractor, and carrier. Likewise, buyer generated invoices can be created by, and sent from the system.
The system will integrate with most modern accounting systems for further accounting purposes.