Swedish carriers send advance shipment notifications using papiNetĀ® documents

New integrations between carriers and SDC have been implemented using papiNet documents Delivery Message and Shipment Status. In Sweden each forest wood product delivery is legally required to be measured by an impartial measuring party. Frequently there are queues of trucks to be measured at a place of measuring and sometimes there are no trucks to measure at all. In order to reduce measuring times and hence waiting times at the places of measuring, carriers are now sending advance shipping notifications in the papiNet format Delivery Message to SDC as the timber truck leaves the delivery origin. SDC verifies the Delivery Message and pass relevant data to the Place of Measuring provided by the carrier. This also brings down the costs of measuring, since a lot of data has been provided electronically and does not need to be manually entered by the measurer.

 

The carrier sends a papiNet ShipmentStatus to SDC when the truck arrives to the place of measuring and is ready to be measured. SDC provides data from the ShipmentStatus to the system of the Measuring Party and alerts that the truck is ready to be measured.

 

Benefits:

-          Quicker measuring process at the place of measuring has reduced waiting time for the trucks.

-          Cost of measuring is reduced, since a lot of data has been provided electronically in advance and does not need to be manually entered by the measurer.

-          The places of measuring know in advance when trucks will arrive and can plan their work accordingly.

-          Improved data accuracy

 

About SDC:

SDC provides and refines information between forest and industry through industry common IT-solutions. SDC is an economic association with some fifty members representing buyers and sellers of forest wood products in Sweden. Purchasing sawmills are affiliated through their own industry organisations