New product offers end-to-end ecosystem for supply chain management
Jan. 11, 2019 - Trimble today released its Connected Forest Xchange (CFX) and Connected Forest Business (CFB) as core solutions to provide the global forestry industry with an end-to-end ecosystem for supply chain management, trading partner collaboration and financial settlement. CFX and CFB are integral to Trimble's Connected Forest initiative to provide solutions to manage the full raw materials lifecycle of planning, planting, growing, harvesting, transporting and processing.
Trimble’s CFX supports collaboration among wood supply stakeholders by providing a cloud-based clearinghouse for log load data transactions, including scale tickets, load information and transportation monitoring in real-time. All stakeholders are able to make more informed decisions, improve their fibre visibility and increase their productivity. Trimble’s CFB is a contract and financial system to streamline harvesting and fibre-related transactions.
Together, CFX and CFB offer forestry companies a cloud-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) platform to simplify and automate the data collection of log load transportation and measurement for processing supply chain financial commitments.
The new solutions enable forestry businesses to improve decision making at every step – from forest to mill and from land acquisition to product delivery – by combining industry-specialized software and state-of-the-art hardware into solutions for land, forest and fibre management. Trimble’s Connected Forest portfolio offers the most comprehensive supply chain solutions available to the forest industry today.
“We value the ability to view our data in real-time, the ease of importing data remotely, and the visibility we and our partners have into our operations. Using CFX, we catch errors early and solve problems more quickly,” said Craig Stemmler R.P.F, Woodlands manager, Atco Wood Products, Ltd.
“Our goal is to integrate our portfolio of services to provide our customers with state-of-the-art solutions to enable them to gain greater efficiencies and improve productivity in their operations,” said Ken Moen, general manager of Trimble’s Forestry Division. “Trimble’s Connected Forest solutions facilitate supply chain collaborative planning, information sharing as well as the integration of sawmill, contractor, log vendor, scale site and transport business data to provide an end-to-end ecosystem for forestry.”