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Caribou's Suzie Logger software is an application that runs on any Android Phone or Tablet device and serves as a replacement for a loaderman's handwritten log books. Log load data are stored in the handheld and can be delivered to the office electronically at any time.
Can your Loadermen use a cell phone? Then they can use Suzie Logger. It's that simple!
You no longer have to decipher a loader's cryptic handwriting that often looks worse than a doctor's handwritten prescription. With Suzie Logger, you can be sure that every log load your men have is recorded, making the task of reconciling with your Mills much easier and more accurate.
In Suzie Logger, load data is only ever entered once. The data entries are made from "pick" lists that you define beforehand. For example, if you are only loading Chip 'N' Saw and Pulp, you set up those entries and they are the only selections available for the loader.
The date and time of each load is captured and posted to the electronic load ticket. The date/time can be used to calculate your truck cycle times if you also manage the log hauling phase.
In addition, handhelds equipped with a GPS receiver (like the Trimble shown here) will post the GPS location to the load ticket. This provides a way to verify that each load is actually loaded from the tract where the loader is assigned.
The load data is stored in a database on the handheld and can be passed to the office through several means. These include:
Suzie Logger enforces data security. The handheld stores all load tickets for a full season. You can always retrieve every ticket created by your loader.
Tickets can be edited, but edits are restricted after a ticket has been printed. Tickets can be voided, but even these tickets are stored and are easily retrievable. The loaderman cannot delete a load from the system. As noted above, the GPS and Date/Time stamp provide a complete activity history.