TRAQ Manager's Shipping Module has various shipping options including:

  • Zone management
  • Peel off barcodes
  • Checker's lists
  • Radio terminals

TRAQ Manager's radio terminals are actually IBM PCs with wireless Network Interface Connection (NIC) cards that link to the mill network via 2.4-Gigahertz Spread Spectrum Radios. These radio terminals provide full access to the TRAQ Manager system. For the most part, TRAQ Manager applications are unaware that they are running on a wireless workstation.

With our Just-In-Time (JIT) Shipping Module, shipments are planned when the customers order the paper. TRAQ Manager dynamically assigns rolls to these shipments as the rolls are finished.

Whenever possible, we design our system to promote JIT shipments. Our zone management treats warehouse bays, vans, containers, rail cars as zones. The number of rolls that goes into a zone is determined ahead of time, during order entry. As vehicles arrive, they are assigned to loads and TRAQ Manager automatically adjusts the loads to match the vehicle sizes.

This empowers warehouse operators to manage vehicles just as if they are bays. The shipping plan created during order entry determines the number of rolls that go into a zone. If a vehicle is ready to receive rolls as they come off the wrapping line, the system automatically assigns the roll to that vehicle. This minimizes roll handling thus reducing costs and minimizing damages.

Our load planning and optimization software automatically creates loading patterns that maximizes the payload for trailers, containers and boxcars and ensures load securement. The software identifies voids, dunnage and anti skid carpets and calculates axle load. 2D and 3D loading diagrams can be printed or displayed on the clamp truck terminal.

When a shipment is released, all required shipping documents such as bill of lading; roll lists; certificates of analysis are automatically printed, faxed or emailed according to the consignee profile and the required transactions are posted to the mill's invoicing system.

Typical clamp truck functions include:

  • Scan and load
  • Downgrade / pulp / rewrap (reason code is required)
  • Edit vehicle information
  • Assign bays to orders for loading (shunting)
  • View loading patterns to ensure proper loading
  • Read Bulletin Board System (BBS) messages
  • Look up / verify roll quality information
  • View order status, view inventory

Typical shipping functions include:

  • Create, print, and reprint shipping documents
  • Look up / verify roll quality information
  • Load / zone management
  • View order status
  • View inventory
  • Create / assign loading patterns
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