GAME ON – MRL Vs HGL
A WZLoad Story from Quarrying & Mining Magazine
WZWeigh is the back-office enterprise application, built upon a multi-master database. WZLoad a small stand-alone SQL database installed on a tablet that connects to physical loader scales and WZWeigh, over a wide area network.
MRL & HGL Innovations in Process:
Paper, data manipulation and formatting, export or import activities between systems are all completely removed summarising business advantage and innovation in delivering bi-directional communication between supplier devices, machinery, business processes and people in real-time; regardless of the terrain or working environment.
MRL Innovation Outcomes:
On click of the Sync button, an order created by operator A now exists in loaders B and C for processing and/or the last transaction created in loader A, can now be recalled inside loaders B and C.
Instead of paper dockets in triplicate we have tablets and mobile printers in operator loader cabs. The simplicity of WZLoad (our loader scales software) means vehicle, customer, job and material data are populated on-screen, by the operator with a few tablet touches. Benefits include reduced load-out times especially when vehicles are on-run as all the operator has to do is select the vehicles’ number plate and save. From there bucket data capture and digital docket print are automated from use of the loader scale with commands of ‘add’ (and subtract) bucket weights, with ‘clear’ total functions.
This payload data exists in WZWeigh instantaneously where it can be checked, scheduled either overnight or synced on click; existing as draft invoices in Xero awaiting final approval prior to distribution. Even after export transactions can be edited in WZWeigh and resynced. Using WZCompare we check balances between systems ensuring they match, then lock these transactions making them uneditable under WZWeigh. Concluding the entire load-out process through to invoice production with a formal end of day, week and month accounting procedure.
HGL Innovation Outcomes:
We have increased vehicle serviceability times with operators no longer writing manual dockets as they are now printed digitally including cash sale customers. Loader metrics are now being captured and monitored, these statistics work in making informed decisions.
WZWeigh with WZLoad’s intercompany transactions capability (when one quarry buys rock and sells it to another) is also very good. Managing the positive and negative adjustments on both sides of the ledger is an advantage. Its capability to measure and monitor production just as it does sales, currently offering us stock on hand management, means when we fully utilize this feature we’ll take production to daily reporting as opposed to the existing, monthly update.
Although cost savings are expected in adding or replacing new systems seldom are they as easily identifiable as is the case of WrightZone’s software and solutions. And more than software, tablets and technology the true challenge from us, for WrightZone was usability and user buy-in. To everyone’s benefit the uptake of the system has been and remains remarkably fast and easy which is immeasurable.
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