AUTOMATION SPEEDS LUMBER PROCESSING

Effective and efficient supply, processing and distribution systems in the forest products trades are becoming more and more essential as the value of forest products increases. Development of new techniques for lumber transportation, handling, distribution and records management are well underway and at the forefront of this development is Maher Terminals Inc. at its Elizabeth Lumber Terminal, where an advanced on-line-real-time Lumber Inventory and Management System has been introduced. The computer system records sales transactions and maintains customers' "Available for Sales" inventory; verifies trucking company delivery requests against open retail purchases; issues loading instructions to yard operations by generating delivery tickets; records delivery transactions; and maintains customers' perpetual inventories.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Cargo Systems International

    Arun House, 201-205 High Street
    New Malden KT3 4BH, Surrey,   England 
  • Authors:
    • NORTILLO, R E
    • Maher, B
  • Publication Date: 1978-10

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  • Accession Number: 00194835
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM