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TimberTracks™ is a management tool to help logging contractors in the forest sector run sustainable businesses. Productivity and cost data is collected and aggregated to produce in depth analysis of KPIs (Key Performance Indicators) and benchmarking to industry performance. TimberTracks™ improves production efficiency and increases profitability.
Enter specifc data points into detailed forms to gather information in a systematic fashion
Check for correctness, meaningfulness and security of data that are input into the system
Create intelligent documents that provide actionable insights into your business performance
TimberTracks™ is a web based data collection program that tracks real data from real contractor experiences. Data reflects site specific conditions and regional equipment hourly operating and ownership costs.
After data is collected and entered into TimberTracks™, two-step data validation is done before it is included in the database. This ensures there are no inconsistencies, integrity issues, or missing documentation.
Custom queries of approved data points are created to run a series of reports from the results. Comparison of performance against industry, can isolate exceptional performance and opportunities to improve.
Blocks is the foundation of harvesting productivity. Block attributes are collected and analyzed by TimberTracks™ to measure productivity, cost, and benchmark performance to the industry.
Input over 20 detailed and specific block attributes based on regional, logistic and economic factors. Piece size, volumes, species composition, slope, and snow are a few of the attributes measured.
Productive hours within the block are organized by phase, such as falling, yarding, forwarding, hoe chucking, skidding, processing, and loading to measure specific KPIs on each phase of harvesting.
All related source files – timber cruises, maps, contracts, scale reports, hours reports, time sheets – can be uploaded for ease of reference.
Roads measures types of road construction to compare similar industry construction criteria. Road systems are detailed into sections that reflect the variability of construction. Job costing and productivity metrics are produced and compared to industry performance in similar situations.
Road Building Attributes
Ground type, road width, side slopes, road type, culverts, and bridges are just some of the over 20 detailed and specific road attributes collected and analyzed.
Productive road construction hours are detailed by equipment – drills, excavators, rock trucks, swampers, graders, crawlers, and packers – to allow for specific efficiency metrics on each phase of the road building process.
All related source files – maps, engineer reports, geotechnical reports, road contracts, measure ups, hours reports, time sheets – can be uploaded for ease of reference.
Equipment is the key to TimberTracks™ cost analysis. Ownership and operating costs are collected and aggregated to establish your individual and industry average hourly equipment costs. Direct cost and all-found rates can be used to measure performance.
Ownership costs – purchase price, financing, insurance, salvage value – and operating costs – repairs and maintenance, fuel consumption, wages and benefits – are collected by piece of equipment to establish industry actual hourly operating costs.
Utilization is the key to success when owning and operating equipment. Tracking operating days and hours per year and comparing to industry identifies whether your equipment is being properly utilized.
All related source files – purchase agreements, financing agreements, maintenance records, maintenance invoices, payroll records, hour meter, sales agreements – can be uploaded for ease of reference.
TimberTracks™ Time is a key performance tool that builds best practices in your business for daily success. It’s an electronic timecard system for contractors and their employees. Timecards are recorded collecting all the right information – date, start/end time, project, equipment operated, hours – and submit electronically. Supervisors can review and approve/reject. Approved timecards are available immediately for payroll.
Timecards can be created using a modern browser on any computer or download one of our free mobile applications for Apple iOS or Google Android devices and add the flexibility of creating and reviewing timecards even when disconnected. When the mobile device connects to the internet, timecards are immediately synchronized to TimberTracks™.
Our analysis shows that using TimberTracks™ Time can save a contractor over $1,300.00 per employee per year from more accurate time records!
Time Card Format
Every day workers fill out an electronic timecard to report appropriate daily information that is sent to a supervisor for approval and then routed to administration for payroll.
Daily, weekly, bi-weekly, semi-monthly, monthly, and annual hours reports are available by block, phase, worker, piece of equipment, or type of hours worked. Reports can be used for payroll purposes and other management purposes.
TimberTracks™ Time is not just for payroll purposes, it seamlessly communicates with Blocks and Roads for automatic productivity and cost analysis.
IT’S YOUR DATA
You own and control your data, and exclusively control who sees it. Data is only presented in aggregate and no other subscribers can view your your company data.
PRIVATE AND SECURE
We take data security very seriously at TimberTracks™. We use only the highest form of 256-bit SSL technology to make sure your data stays secure and confidential.
Reports is the high-value portion of TimberTracks™. Using data collected through Blocks, Roads, Equipment, Overhead, and Time, Reports provides subscribers the flexibility to analyze their data to gain deep insight into how their business stacks up and opportunities for improvement.
Standard Reports are available to compare productivity, project costs, hourly equipment costs, uptime, etc.
Productivity Reports analyze subscriber performance by project and by phase. Your own productivity is measured and compared to the industry. Phase variance analysis provides insights of gains and losses and targets. Sustainability is key and Productivity Reports measures your sustainability for you.
Equipment utilization can make or break a contracting business. Uptime Reports allow comparison of a subscriber’s productive uptime compared to the industry. Subscribers are also able to compare their individual blocks against their own productive uptime performance. Data is presented on a phase by phase basis. Knowing your uptime means more sustainable business practices.
TimberTracks™ Time produces Payroll Reports to simplify your payroll process and for management analysis.