Education & Training
Seminars: Whether you are a
machinery dealership, machinery manufacturer, forest manager, wood
products manufacturer, or forestry contractor, we all need to
better understand the "business" of forestry, timber harvesting and
wood products manufacturing. Our Business Seminars empower you and
your employees to better understand the three legs of the stool and
better appreciate the nuances of each other’s roles and challenges.
Seminars can be customized to meet your needs and particular
audiences and are suitable for groups of up to 50
Business Analysis: We can assist you in designing systems to collect data and
analyze both fixed and activity costs associated with all phases of
your business. This can be as simple as designing a new employee
time card, to gather relevant information, or the design and
integration of open source spreadsheet programs into your business
management systems. These systems are designed to dovetail with our
GPS-based activity cost data acquisition systems.
Field &Office Computer Systems:
User-friendly computer hardware and software to
empower you to manage your business in less time and with less
hassle. We can help your office and field personnel design and
coordinate their necessary computer files and reports, so that data
is transferred without delay and duplication.
Activity Costing and Work Study:
We can assist you in designing and installing
GPS-based activity cost data systems, to gather real time forest
machinery operations data, which you can use to compare the
performance of your machinery on different work sites. These GPS
systems can be used to benchmark different machinery platforms to
get real time performance data, establish safe working loads,
accurate cycle times and can be used with your trucking fleet to
develop a ‘virtual logbook’ for accurate hauling costs.
Our GPS systems collect data every two seconds,
store up to a week’s worth of operation on a flash card and are
non-intrusive to the operator. Typical outputs are: area covered,
tree/log piece counts, distances, slopes, cycle times and more.
These units can be factory installed in your machines or
trucks or installed as an after-market service. We offer
one-on-one on-site training to ensure coordination with your
operations and your office computer system.