Technology is constantly evolving to help business owners find new ways to do their jobs more efficiently. Those who work in the lumber industry are no exception to reaping the benefits of these types of cutting edge electronic inventions. In our first article in this series, we gave an in-depth description of the Vision Tally System.
This technologically-advanced laser scanning equipment has revolutionized the way lumber suppliers measure and keep track of their inventory. It completely eliminates the need for workers to take the time to unpack new packs of lumber, measure, and tally it up by hand like lumber dealers have been doing for centuries. This equipment can drastically reduce the hours and manpower it takes to catalog and store new materials that come into the lumber yard. Those savings can, in turn, be passed on to consumers.
Listed below are some of the specific ways the Vision Tally system makes a difference in real life situations which lumber dealers face on a daily basis.
Vision Tally Helps You Stay Organized
If you’re a lumber dealer, you understand how fast-paced your industry can be, especially during the busy construction season of the year. For dealers who sell both domestic and exotic species of wood, you’re constantly getting in shipments of new materials from both local, nationwide, and overseas sources. Whether the trucks are bringing lumber that originates from the Pacific Northwestern United States or from Asia, Africa, and South America, you’ll need to find room for this new inventory in your yard or on your storage shelves. That’s just part of the story.
Just as this new lumber is coming in, the lumber you already have in your inventory is flying off the shelves, especially if business is going well. You’ve got shipments going out, shipments coming in, boards heading to the kiln, the sheds, the mill, or the air drying yards. With all these different activities going on, there are multiple places throughout the lumber yard where individual pieces of lumber or even entire packs could end up heading to the wrong place at the wrong time. If you’ve ever experienced misplaced inventory, you know what a headache it is to sort out.
With Vision Tally, you can streamline and organize your lumber inventory more efficiently than ever before. Each shipment that comes into your lumber dealership can be immediately analyzed and tallied accurately using this system. Additionally, the Vision Tally equipment can continue to track and analyze that same shipment during each step of the process from its original inbound status to the time it leaves your yard on its way to its final destination. If a customer claims that they don’t have everything they ordered, the Vision Tally will help you to be able to track exactly what was sent to them in their shipment. It’s a powerful tool for keeping yourself organized as well as making sure your customers are satisfied with your service.
Vision Tally Helps You Know What You Currently Have in Stock
Another advantage Vision Tally has to offer is helping you to stay up-to-date when it comes to your inventory. If a customer wants to know if you have a certain size board of a specific species of wood in stock, you’ll be able to find the answer in real time. You can even use it to keep sawmills accountable for what they claim they’re shipping to you in the way of individual packs of lumber.
Customers and lumber dealers alike are enthusiastic about Vision Tally’s impressive results. This technology could be just what you’ve been looking for to give your lumber dealership an edge over the competition.