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The 'Forstwirtschaftliche Vereinigung Altmark' (FWV - Forestry Association Altmark) is a superordinate association serving as a service and strategy centre for forest operation associations and individual entities in the German State of Saxony-Anhalt. On behalf of our members and customers, we conduct the full end to end sales process for approx. 150,000 solid cubic meters of timber per annum until the purchase price is credited on the forest owner's account. As part of the forestry care, the 'sScale' timber measuring is conducted to a large extent by the 'Landeszentrum Wald'. The digitally provided 'sScale' surveying results enable the FWV to sell the timber on behalf of the forest owners in a documented, legally secure and extremely efficient manner (transparency in all directions).
Head of market/Logistics
"Since its introduction at 'Thüringen Forst' in 2009, 'sScale' has become an important part of the timber logistic process. It led to a considerable relief of the district managers on site and to an acceleration of the provisioning of operational data. The individual work steps of the lumber stacks measuring as well as all downstream data management processes are now processed promptly and efficiently, thanks to the automated integration of 'sScale' into the in-house forestry IT. The photo-optical measurement survey has replaced the very complex procedures of on-site timber measuring in the forests and replaced them with an objective, traceable and automatable process."
For the networking with all business-relevant processes, today, external applications must be integrable into the forestry operating software via defined interfaces. Customers whose round timber is measured by using the calibrated, photo-optical 'sScale' system in the forest, want to integrate the measurement results into their 'Latschbacher software solutions' free of media discontinuity and as automated as possible.
For this purpose, Dralle offers a defined interface (API) via the Dralle webServer, which enables secure external data access. Our customers achieve tremendous process optimisations by networking and integrating the Dralle measurement into our own products.
"The 'Landeszentrum Wald Sachsen-Anhalt' has been using the 'sScale' measuring method since 2012. It has established itself as a state-of-the-art measuring method for coniferous plywood assortments. Here, the transparency between the forest owners, the timber customers and the support organisation, is worth being highlighted. The process sequences have become much faster and leaner since 'sScale' is used."
Head of Timber Marketing/ Environment Education
Landeszentrum Wald Sachsen-Anhalt
"Since 2010, the deployment of 'sScale' helped to significantly standardise and simplify the lumber stacks measuring and the provision of data for the district managers of the state-owned 'Forst Brandenburg' (LFB). Almost 100% of the fixed-length assortments can be calibrated by using 4 'sScale' systems. Thus, 'sScale' provides timely, accurate and transparently documented measuring results and logistic data for the employees of the LFB as well as for the customers of the timber industry. In addition, the mutual trust in the valuation results has become increasingly positive in recent years."
Head of Sustainability
Landesbetrieb Forst Brandenburg
"Bavarian State Forests (BaySF))" have been using the 'sScale' photo-optical process made by Dralle since 2007. Meanwhile, all 4 measuring units are connected via an interface to our SAP operating system. Approximately 1,000,000 solid cubic meters are measured in 25,000 individual lumber stacks. For years, 'sScale' has provided geo-data, photo documents and detailed lumber stack descriptions day after day, enabling us to significantly reduce cycle times in the logistics process. Because of their advantages, photo-optical processes are becoming increasingly important to all those involved in the timber supply chain and, sooner or later, they will become indispensable in forestry and in the timber industry."
Head of Logistics
"Photo-optical measuring of round timber is more than just a measurement method: For the first time, it enables the efficient and transparent generation of digital data for the commercial and logistical process directly in the forest. It is the biggest technical innovation in the forestry and timber industry in a long time. At 'Bundesforst' we evaluate all measuring procedures according to their accuracy, transparency and traceability. With 'sScale', Dralle A/S offers 'Bundesforst' professionalism and legal certainty for the timber sales process."
Departement of Selling
Bundesanstalt für Immobilienaufgaben