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Industry Served

Our integrated system, WoodPro InSight, is specifically engineered for wholesalers, retailers, LBM dealers, importers, exporters, remanufacturers, softwood and hardwood sawmills, and secondary manufacturers in the lumber and building materials industry. It is a system based on an in-depth knowledge of business processes that drive your industry. With InSight, you can make more informed strategic decisions, gain greater visibility across your company, get closer to your customers, and improve efficiency.

Lumber & Building Materials Software for Wholesale Distributors

Our cloud-based and on-premise ERP solution, WoodPro InSight, handles a variety of softwood, hardwood lumber products and building materials. Wholesale distributors can experience many benefits.



Gain Insight with Business Intelligence and Business Analytics: Combining business intelligence tools Like Tableau, Qlik Sense, and Power BI with our data warehouse services, raw data can be analyzed using dashboards and visual analytics to give you insight into your historical, current, and predictive views of your business operations. Being able to share business analytics, monitor progress of initiatives, and discover opportunities facilitate better strategic decisions.

Increase Sales Productivity: Tracking, collaborating and managing each order efficiently help increase sales productivity as real-time information is centralized with WoodPro InSight. Inventory and direct sales (back-to-back), order processing, point of sale (POS) transactions, e-commerce, customer portals are all supported. Multiple unit conversions (BF, LF, SF, M3, MBF, CLF, MSF, CU FT, Random Length, Random Width), competitive pricing, customer sales history and pricing information (ie. price lists, history, effectivity dates, formulas), freight costs, discounts, costs of each order, and profit margins are readily available.


Manage Inventory: Inventory management and control of inventory costs and quantities for all locations can be provided in real time. Inventory can be tracked be using tags, lots, tallies, barcodes and universal product codes (UPCs).

Handles a variety of lumber and building products including: softwood lumber, hardwood, laminates, hardware, plywood, panel products, logs, treated wood, engineered wood, pallets, millwork, decking, roofing, siding, fencing, and specialty wood products.

Fast End Tally with Artificial Intelligence: Use artificial intelligence to measure widths, handles multiple lengths and creates a tally report with a picture through the TallyExpress app.


Provides Real-Time Processing: Warehouse Management System integrates with WoodPro InSight, to give you a complete picture of how your inventory flows. It provides real-time information for improving operational efficiency by enabling you to manage and automate your inventory control, shipping and receiving, and customer order fulfillment processes in warehouses and distribution centers. Warehouse Management is supported through industry standard hardware (Ruggedized PCS, Ruggedized Tablets, Handheld Scanning devices and Specialty Printers).

Improve Customer Service Management: Insight’s Customer Service feature provides a centralized location with the information needed to improve customer satisfaction. From here, you can simply retrieve customer contact information, create a new quote or sales order, track the status of an order, and look up sales history and receivables.

Balancing Supply with Demand and Inventory Policies: Materials Requirement Planning (Recommend to Purchase and Recommend to Produce) enable real-time generation of Purchase and Work Orders, balancing supply with demand and inventory replenishment policies.

Secure Remote Access: The system can be accessed using laptops, tablets, and smart phones (Windows, Android, and IOS) through a remote desktop connection. Sales, warehouse, and yard staff can utilize role-specific functions securely through their wireless devices.


WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Manion's Wholesale Building Suppliers, Inc.

Superior, WI

Sherwood Lumber Corp.

Melville, NY

Seven D Wholesale

Altoona, PA

Building Products Plus Co.

Houston, TX

Point of Sale Software for Retailers, LBM and Pro Dealer

WoodPro InSight, enables hardware, lumber, and building materials retailers and pro dealers efficiently perform daily front office operations with the POS Module. This module is fully integrated with our ERP back-office system which includes Accounting, Inventory Management, Sales Order Processing, Reman, Purchasing, Production and Corporate Performance Management. It handles point of sale transactions, counter sales, cash sales and on account sales that may involve special orders, made-to-order, call-off orders.

Real-Time Point of Sale Transactions: Facilitate real-time transactions with barcode scanners and merchant debit and credit card terminals. Payments made by cash, on account, or by credit cards are accepted. The touch screen, keyboard, and mouse interface are available for simplified use.

Customer Service Capabilities: Take orders, inquire about item availability, prices, discounts, purchase history and status of an order to provide exceptional service and support to customers to build customer relationships.

Retain Customer Loyalty with Membership: Strengthen relationship and retain customer loyalty by rewarding them Customers with Air Miles on their purchases.

Schedule Transportation: Inventory transfers, sales, and purchase orders are linked to the Daily Route Planning function, allowing you to schedule shipments, trucks, and charge delivery costs for external freight companies to each transaction in one place. The system also interfaces with UPS Worldwide and other courier companies.


Improve Inventory Visibility and Control: Control inventory costs and quantities for all locations in real time. Inventory can be tracked using tags, lots, tallies, barcodes and universal product codes (UPCs).

Handles a variety of wood, lumber and building products including dimensional lumber, hardwood, hardware, plywood, panel products, decking, roofing, windows, doors, fencing, specialty wood products, etc. Custom, special order and non-stock items can be stored and looked up.

Minimize Downtime: Minimize downtime is minimized when WoodPro’s standalone application continues to process transactions when the connection is lost due to hardware, database, and network/LAN/Wan connectivity problems. The application automatically synchronizes with the back-end database when the connection is regained.


Order Online at Your Convenience with Customer Portal: Online e-commerce can be done with our customer portal option for business-to-business transactions. Members can login to view inventory in real-time, place on account orders, receive Air Miles, look up purchase history, check the status of the delivery. WoodPro can also work with your provider.

Make Better Strategic Decisions: Critical information concerning the company's business is conveniently summarized in real-time in the Executive Summary Module: sales, inventory, receivables, payables, cash flow, financial statements, and key performance indicators (KPI). InSight also works with flexible Business Intelligence (BI) tools like Tableau, Qlik Sense, and Power with our data warehouse services. Raw data can be analyzed using dashboards and visual analytics to give you historical, current, and predictive views for making better strategic decisions.



WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Tim-BR-Marts Ltd.

Calgary, AB

Home Lumber Co.

Whitewater, WI

Summit Tools

Burnaby, BC

Software for Importers and Exporters

Moving goods across borders is traditionally complex and costly. Our WoodPro InSight software facilitates and simplifies critical business processes for importers and exporters in the lumber and building materials industry. From order initiation through to delivery and settlement, the movement of goods is pro-actively monitored and tracked; documentation is generated and distributed in compliance with your business rules. The system helps you reduce costs, improve customer service, and improve global movement of goods and information in the following ways:


Reduces Transportation Costs: Facilitates sales orders and cargo consolidation by location, order splitting, routing, mode and carrier selection to reduce transportation.

Make Better Sourcing Decisions: Enables intelligent sourcing decisions by calculating accurate landed costs.

Reduces Administrative and Support Costs: Trade and transport data is centralized and easily shared, so that administrative and support costs can be reduced.  

Handles Multiple Currency Conversions: Converts to any currency desired instantaneously to facilitate global transactions.

Enhances Customer Service: Generates business alerts to help reduce delays and ensure shipments stay on track and thus, improve customer service.

High Volume Processing: Improve ability to efficiently handle high volume during peak seasons.


Increases Visibility: Visibility of activities associated with importing and exporting can be increased as information is centralized and accessed in real-time.

Manages Extensive Database: Provides all-inclusive database of pre-classified parts and products, routes, rates, transportation methods, containers, equipment, and vendors information.

Optimize Logistics: Supports multi-leg, multi-mode transportation methods - supplier to port, port to factory, and supplier to customer.

Improve operational performance: Continuous transport planning and execution optimization, through order splitting, routing, mode and carrier selection, and consolidation.


WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Dakeryn Industries Ltd.
Carter Forest Products Inc.
Boscus Canada Inc.
Dateline Exports Inc.

Lumber Software for Remanufacturers

WoodPro InSight's remanufacturing module is designed to simplify and streamline your business processes for both hardwood and softwood lumber, as well as engineered wood products. Its supports tagged and untagged product types, tracks internal production processes and costs, subcontracted costs, freight costs, as well as increases accuracy and efficiency by utilizing barcode and data collection devices. Accurate and timely information such as stock levels and work in progress helps ensure you will be able to meet demand, and provide a high level of customer service.

Handles Variety of Reman Activities: Different types of reman activities can be handled. They include resawing, planing, specialty drying, cut-stock, blanks, structural wood members, milling activities, custom processing and more. Automatically calculates outputs in multiple units of measure (pieces, board feet, square feet, package or unit sizes, random lengths/random widths tallies) as you cut lumber to length, rip it to width, resaw it for thickness or plane wood to finished dimensions.

Optimize Remanufacturing Process: The Bills of Materials (BOM), Assembly templates, Reman and Production templates reduce data entry time. Work In Progress (WIP) functions help maintain and track the costs of work order products and materials to increase production throughput, provide information to help you find ways to reduce costs, and meet demands. Fixed rate and standard costing techniques streamline labor and overhead costing and reporting for products manufactured in high volumes, where it is difficult to precisely synchronize material, labor, overhead and other subsystems to the actual production receipts.

Improve Productivity with Material Requirements Planning: InSight allows you to look at the demand, what is on hand, and what is being worked on to calculate the materials and components needed to manufacture a product. This facilitates the scheduling of purchases and production to help improve productivity. The system enables you to schedule the procurement and or production of Raw Material, Work in Process and Finished Goods Inventory. Existing Inventory transactions, Production issues and receipts, Reman issues and receipts, Sales, Purchasing, and inventory transfers act as a foundation for calculating what is available or required.

Reduce Order Processing Time: Work Orders can be generated directly from Sales Order Entry, so that no additional time is needed to manually transfer the information.

Streamline Work Orders: Templates can be used to streamline the creation of Work Orders by automatically calculating the input and output quantities and costs, including production processes, labor and overhead costs.

Process Lumber Materials with Engineered Wood Cutting System: Available lengths are automatically matched against in the system, with the ability to override recommendation, return to stock and record wastage.

WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Dakeryn Industries Ltd.

North Vancouver, BC

Western Valley Cutstock Inc.

White City, OR

Forest Plywood

La Mirada, CA

Southeast Reman, LLC

Jacksonville, FL

Software for Sawmills and Manufacturers

WoodPro's InSight is designed to enhance the end-to-end operations for both softwood and hardwood sawmills, planer, plywood and MDF panels, and veneer mills, as well as other manufacturing plants.

Improve Stock Management: Generates recommended production orders based on a combination of Sales Orders demand and Inventory Policy to minimize overstock of materials and products.

Tracks Production and Sales: Tracks all inventory movements from the original receipts of logs and lumber, through production issues, production receipts, transfers and finished product sales. This information can be used to identify bottlenecks so that productivity can be increased. Weighted Average, Standard Costs, and Specific Identification Costs methodologies calculate costs in near or real-time rather than after the fact at period end.

Centralize Inventory Control: Provides a central place for collections and management of items in the item master maintenance, while inventory location helps you identify and avoid costly inventory shortages and meet demanding production schedules.

Tracks and Manage Manufacturing Costs: Calculates and tracks costs as lumber moves through your production process, including the assignment of overhead and other cost factors.

Tracks Production Yields: Tracks bi-products, co-products, and fall down waste yields.

Improve Order Fulfillment: The Sales Order application is designed to support the sales process by capturing finished lumber as inventory for sale, through to managing, shipping and updating the final invoice in the accounts receivable module.

Automatic Unit Conversion: Lumber can be converted from one unit to another. This includes logs, pieces, board feet, square feet, metric, cubic meter, package sizes, tally, random length, random width, etc.

Process and Manage Tally:  Handles softwood and hardwood lumber tallies. For hardwood, the system handles both gross and net tally calculations, random length and random width, pieces and/or block tallies, rescaling and drawdown, and uploading to WoodPro from third party applications, such as TallyExpress. Different logs scaling methods are supported (International, Scribner, Doyle, BC/Smalian, and User Defined formulas).

Intermodal Freight Transportation: Shipping arrangements that uses multiple types of carriers for truck, rail, and ocean freight transportation can be recorded in the system.

Improve Operational Efficiency with WoodPro’s Integrated Warehouse Management System (WMS): WMS improve operational efficiency by enabling you to automate and manage in real-time your inventory control, shipping (order fulfillment) and receiving (production and purchase order receipts-keep), and stock taking in production facilities and reloads. Warehouse Management is supported through industry standard hardware (Ruggedized PCS, Ruggedized Tablets, Handheld Wireless Scanning Devices and Specialty Printers).

Save Time and Reduce Errors: Uses data collection devices and barcode printers to tag, label and capture inventory and production movements to save time and reduce errors. Data can be updated electronically from tally machines or handheld data collection devices.

Quickly Processes End Tally: Artificial intelligence technology, TallyExpress, eliminates that extra day of tallying because you can process bundles faster. The app uses artificial intelligence to measure widths, handles multiple lengths and creates a report with a picture. The report can be uploaded into our ERP system, WoodPro InSight, and the inventory can be updated in real-time. The app is used on Samsung Note 20 series.


WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Conifex Timber Inc.

Vancouver, BC

Swift Lumber Incorporated

Atmore, AL

Sinclar Group Forest Products Ltd.

Prince George, BC

Riopel a Division of Groupe Crete

Chertsey, QC

Wood Products Software for Secondary Manufacturers

WoodPro InSight is an industry specific system that helps simplify the complex production processes, warehousing and logistical services that secondary manufacturers engage in to ensure demands are met. Secondary lumber and wood products manufacturers that produce items such as moulding, millwork, trusses, windows and doors, flooring, cabinets, engineered wood products, pallets, and panel boards can benefit from the following.

Handle Manufacturing Process: The Bills of Materials (BOM), Assembly templates, Reman and Production templates reduce data entry time. Work In Progress (WIP) functions help maintain and track the costs of work order products and materials to increase production throughput, provide information to help you find ways to reduce costs, and meet demands. Fixed rate and standard costing techniques help streamline labor, overhead costing, and reporting for products manufactured in high volumes, where it is difficult to precisely synchronize material, labor, overhead and other subsystems to the actual production receipts.

Simplify Inventory Management: Simplifies the generation of new item numbers through the item generator. The item numbers can be used to track hardwood and softwood products, as well as panels, veneers, custom milling, moulding, laminates, and plywood in a variety of Units of Measure that is specific to each product line. On-hand, in-transit, and on-order supply and demand is automatically calculated. Costs and pricing across multiple locations, customers, and suppliers can be managed as well.

Allow User-Defined Inventory Policy: Users can define essential information regarding production lead time, vendor lead-time, preferred vendor, reorder point, batching mode, and safety levels that affect inventory according to manufacturing branch or location.

Increase Efficiency of Your Sales Team: Sales management module provides sales history by customer, pricing information (ie. price lists, history, effectivity dates, formulas), freight costs, discounts, costs of each order, and profit margins to help your sales team become more efficient. Quicker order fulfillment can be done with sophisticated back-to-back order processing, direct purchase orders, quick re-man, and make to order work orders.

Enhance Customer Relationship Management: Customer service levels can be improved as sales order can be created within the customer service application. Throughput becomes predictable and due dates are more reliable, work-in-progress is reduced, and resources are better utilized as hidden capacity is uncovered.

Convert to Different Units: Converts hardwood from one unit to another. This includes logs, pieces, board feet, square feet, metric, tonnage, cubic meter, package sizes, tally, random length, random width, etc.

Improve Operational Efficiency with Warehouse Management System (WMS): WoodPro’s integrated WMS improves operational efficiency by enabling you to automate and manage in real-time your inventory control, shipping, receiving, production and purchase order receipts, and stock taking in production facilities and reloads. Warehouse Management is supported through industry standard hardware (Ruggedized PCS, Ruggedized Tablets, Handheld Wireless Scanning Devices and Specialty Printers). Tracks items, tags and their related costs from vendor receipt, air dry, kiln dry, and other production processes through to their final destinations.

Increase Connectivity and Visibility: Shop Floor Control (SFC) and Routing Systems track, schedule, and report on the progress of operations to help increase connectivity and visibility among staff members. Production is tracked through Resource Centers at various levels of granularity. Work Orders and Repetitive Manufacturing environment can be scheduled better, while progress is reported through Production Performance Metrics.

Facilitate Manufacturing Costing: Facilitates tracking and categorization of the value of inputs and outputs in production as rules-based accounting and costing formulas can be assigned as items move in and out of inventory.

Process and Manage Tally: Handles softwood and hardwood lumber tallies. For hardwood, the system handles both gross and net tally calculations, random length and random width, pieces and/or block tallies, rescaling and drawdown, and uploading to WoodPro from third party applications. Different logs scaling methods are supported (International, Scribner, Doyle, BC/Smalian, and User Defined formulas).

Quickly Process End Tally: Artificial intelligence technology, TallyExpress, eliminates that extra day of tallying because you can process bundles faster. The app uses artificial intelligence to measure widths, handles multiple lengths and creates a report with a picture. The report can be uploaded into our ERP system, WoodPro InSight, and the inventory can be updated in real-time. The app is used on Samsung Note 20 series.

Support Make to Order Environment: A product can be made to a client’s specifications, and avoid overstocking. It also Ties costs (either through Quick Reman or Full Work Order back-to-back support) directly to a Sales Order rather than going through inventory.

Save Time and Reduce Errors: Uses data collection devices and barcode printers to tag, label and capture inventory and production movements to save time and reduce errors. Data can be updated electronically from tally machines or handheld data collection devices.

WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Havco Wood Products LLC

Cape Girardeau, MO

Western Valley Cutstock Inc.

White City, OR

O’Malley Lumber Company

Baltimore, MD

Wildwood Grilling

Sandpoint, ID

Lumber Software for Office Wholesalers and Pro Dealers

For organizations that don’t normally carry the lumber and building materials inventory onsite, but sells them through reloads or directly from the supplier to builders, contractors or end customers, WoodPro InSight can help you manage all your business transactions.

Increase Sales Productivity: Tracking, collaborating and managing each order efficiently increases sales productivity as real-time information is centralized with WoodPro InSight. Inventory and direct sales (back-to-back) order processing, multiple unit conversions (BF, LF, SF, M3, MBF, CLF, MSF, CU FT, Random Length, Random Width), competitive pricing, customer sales history and pricing information (ie. price lists, history, effectivity dates, formulas), freight costs, discounts, costs of each order, and profit margins are readily available.

Reduce Costs with Mills Direct Sales: Mill information is also available for customers who require a specific grade from certain mills. Inventory can be sent directly from reload facilities or from sawmills directly to customer. This saves overhead costs associated with having your own inventory in a warehouse facility.

Real-Time Accounting: A unified data model provides a single accurate, real-time view of all your accounting information, including general ledgers, accounts receivable, accounts payable, bank reconciliation, and financial statements. Data details can be seen through drill down capabilities, inquiry functions, and detailed reports for strategic cost analysis.

Speed Up Order Fulfillment: To speed up order fulfillment, a pick ticket/pull card can be conveniently printed, faxed, or e-mailed to warehouse or reload staff members for picking and packing. Printed orders can be easily confirmed to invoices. Other documents such as Gross Margin Prep Sheets, Custom Invoices, and Dispatch Tickets can all be generated with a few clicks.


Calculate Lumber Tallies: The lumber tally calculator features facilitate your sales order processing. When tallies of random length items are entered, the quantity ordered can be calculated automatically in lineal or board feet.

The Specific Length feature provides for the selection of individual lengths. The screen displays the quantity available, the average cost and suggested selling price of each length. As you enter the amount, the total quantity ordered is updated and the cost and selling price of the selected items are calculated.

Manage Logistics: WoodPro also allows the user to produce shipping documentation, calculate and spread freight and other costs across multiple orders, including drop charges and fuel surcharges. Multiple Freight Transportation options for truck, rail and ocean are also available.


Handles Softwood and Hardwood Lumber Tallies: Below are five examples of how WoodPro handles them.

  1. Softwood Tally Calculator with Options for Tally Type
  2. Tally Calculator Using Pieces/Pack Size
  3. Forecast Tally Calculator with Recommend Selling Prices Based on Random Length Price Table and with the Ability to Predict Future Availability
  4. Hardwood Lumber Tally (Random Widths and Random Lengths) Using Piece Counts
  5. Hardwood Tally Using Layers with Mill Quantities and Calculated Quantities by Layer

Left Image Forecast Tally Calculator with Recommend Selling Prices Based on Random Length Price Table and with the Ability to Future Availability


WOODPRO CUSTOMERS

Idaho Pacific Lumber Company

Boise, ID

Vaughan & Sons Ltd.

San Antonio, TX

Matheus Lumber Co. Inc.

Woodinville, WA

J & H Forest Products

Coeur D’Alene, ID

Treatment Software for Wood Preservers

WoodPro InSight’s Integrated Wood Treatment module provides real time information for wood treaters and preservers. It handles pressure treatments, non-pressure treatments that are used to extend the intended usefulness lifecycle of wood products. The status of production, costs, and scheduling information associated with each stage can be easily communicated amongst your staff members. There are many other benefits as well.

Manage Inventory:The supply of goods, whether treated or purchased (green), has to track demand as closely as possible. Inventory Control provides all the necessary tools and information to enable you to manage and minimize your investment in stock and depot resources and provides a high level of service. The system instantly provides the details against the different statuses of a product, while controlling the number of new part numbers created. It allows you to see all the information without having to look at separate part numbers—saving you time, but more importantly giving you a 360-degree view of the item.

Provides Wood Treatment Scheduling:The scheduling process for wood treatment is streamlined such that greater visibility is provided. The schedule can be generated for different Types: Regular, or TSO. Treatments can be generated for different Tags of different dimensions, either by selecting the Individual Tags, a Range of Tags, or All Tags.

Generates Recommend to Treat: This option provides the ability to generate treatment lists and subsequent purchase orders and treatment orders. It indicates whether the necessary Green is available and is used in conjunction with the Recommend to Purchase option, which recommends the various Green(s) to be purchased based upon requirements. Recommendations can come from an Inventory Policy, or a specific demand from Sales Orders.

Calculates Costs Automatically: Costs are automatically calculated based on treatment.

Supports TSO Orders: The processing and scheduling of Treatment Service Only Orders are also supported by the system.


WOODPRO CUSTOMERS


Conrad Forest Products Company

North Bend, OR

Straits Wood Treating Inc.

Bay City, MI

Peterson Wood Treating Inc.

Superior, WI

Ala-Ga Wood Preserving Co.

La Fayette, AL