Measuring grain inventory monthly is a "Best Practice" for today's grain elevator manager...
ExamNet® software makes it easy!
ExamNet® is a lightweight, efficient desktop software application with integrated database specifically designed to help grain operations managers physically measure their grain stocks.
ExamNet® calculates bin inventory from measured bin volumes not from scale ticket weights. ExamNet® calculates actual grain volume and converts that back to weight just like warehouse examiners have been doing with our ExamHand software since 1988.
Why wait around for an examination to see if your book stock accurately reflects actual inventory? When the warehouse examiner arrives, wouldn't it be nice to know what they will find?
ExamNet® runs on a single PC, Citrix, or MS file server. Each facility has access to enter their own bin inventory measurements and compare to book stock while management oversees and tracks trends.
Many assume that an accurate measured inventory can't be had without monumental effort involving a score of measurements in each bin. Fortunately, this is not true at all. We know much about how grain lays and what it does inside of cylinders and boxes. All that is needed to compute the packed quantity of grain with ExamNet in a normal bin situation is:
1. measured air space from eave down along the sidewall
2. identify the grain type
3. note the grain lay (cone up, low side, etc).
4. (optionally) pull bin samples and let ExamNet track USDA grades.
Safety is always the #1 concern when working on top of bins, that's why ExamNet does not require entering the bin to measure it.
Not all grain lays are simple cones. "Leveling off" a bin can get very messy especially with the new, larger bins. Using our 'Wizards' you can quickly compute complex grain lays like "W", "M", "Drawn off", or even Sweeps in the bottom of a bin. These complex grain shapes require only one or two extra measurements to complete.
Sometimes, though, even one of our wizards can't accurately model a super-difficult lay of grain. In these cases we use our 'Volumetric' tools which allows you to build up a series of grain shapes that correspond to what you actually see in the bin. This can be especially helpful with partially unloaded flat storage buildings.
Contact us today to find out how ExamNet® can help you!
16 state grain warehouse regulatory agencies depend on our ExamHand eZam software each day to inspect, examine, and audit state-licensed grain elevators totalling over 3 billion bushels of licensed storage and billions of dollars in annual producer grain purchases.
When producers make contracts and deliver their crops to the local grain elevator, they expect that company to be operationally and financially sound. They expect their grain will be kept in good condition and that they will be paid in a timely manner when the crop is sold.
But the business of storing and merchandising grain is anything but easy. Crop prices are volatile, transportation routes can clog and weather can greatly affect grain volumes. That's why many states have established regulatory authorities to license and oversee those who store, buy and sell producer crops.
We design our eZam grain warehouse oversight software systems to work side-by-side with state grain warehouse and dealer licensing agencies to quickly and efficiently examine the obligations, inventory, and working capital position of a grain operation and we've been doing so since 1988. That's 29 years as the go-to software tool for the agency officials who go on-site to inspect, examine, and audit grain companies.