Distribution

  • PP
  • Plant Portal

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PSCL is the leader in cement-loading systems in North America. We’re responsible for 30% of the cement shipped every year, and over one-half-billion tonnes of cement since we began.

PSCL’s Order Management and Loading Management combine to solve the problems unique to our industry.

Craig Leavitt
VP · Distribution

Our Plant Portal Controls Access to Your Site

Plant Portal (PP) directs traffic, keeps drivers on task, minimizes time on scale and has drivers print their own bills-of-lading (BOLs). The perfect complement to an efficiently-run and cost-effective terminal, freeing your staff from mountains of paperwork.

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Reduce Scale Time

PP is implemented with kiosks placed at the site entrance and alley exit locations for signing in and out, accepting the shipment, and printing out their BOL. It is the best way to reduce scale time – by as much as 37 per cent – eliminating the bottleneck in your delivery system. In addition, PP allows complex loading scenarios like simultaneous loading for dual-trailer trucks.

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Preferred

Cement customers prefer PP. It is the No. 1 cement terminal management solution in North America. Your customers expect the convenience, accuracy and efficiency that PP provides. They will choose it time and again to keep their costs low and minimize their valuable time loading.
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Driver Management

PP links to video cameras to take pictures of the driver and their rig, or use RFID cards and driver signatures to verify the driver’s identity and associated sales order. As an added bonus, the system uses a stored tare weight to detect retained product to avoid cross contamination.

  • Manage site-specific indoctrinations, be notified when they expire
  • Manage sales order allocations easily
  • Check credit limits from your financial system before loading
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ERP Integration

PP synchronizes your contacts (drivers, companies), sales orders, inventories, credit status and transactions with your ERP system. Our tool kit enables us to adapt to your ERP implementation quickly.

  • SAP
  • Oracle
  • JD Edwards
  • All others that support data exchange

Plant Portal – The Walkthrough

Plant Portal Diagram
Plant Portal Gate

Gate Entry

  • Driver opens gate – a key feature for 24-hour loading
  • Track access for Department of Homeland Security and Coast Guard reporting
  • Signal equipment startup for bulk loading – save energy in non-peak periods
Plant Portal Check In

Check-In Station

  • Driver checks in, chooses allocation
  • For drivers with limited routes or a PIN number from Order Management, an express check-in is available
  • Safety monitoring may be added as an option at this station
Plant Portal Alley Queuing

Alley Queuing

  • Plant Portal will route driver to the correct alley or bag-loading station based on product availability and loading time
  • Alternatively, Plant Portal can provide notifications to a waiting area
Plant Portal Bulk Loading

Bulk Loading

  • Card swipe brings the correct shipment into the alley
  • Driver is asked to confirm product and destination
  • NTEP scale zero functions
  • Improves efficiency and safety with spout monitor
  • Verification of truck fully on scale
  • Once the spout placement is confirmed, product selection and process control is fully automated
  • Cleanout cycles and flow control are managed by the system to meet environmental/permit requirements
  • Driver leaves the alley with minimum time on scale
Plant Portal Bag Loading

Bag Loading

  • The forklift application makes the order details available via a web interface
  • Bag loading staff can access it via any browser-enabled device (tablet)
  • Loader can select the order and enter quantities loaded in real time
  • Once loaded the order status is updated and the truck can leave the loading location
Plant Portal Checkout Bol

Check-Out and Print BOL

  • System creates and prints a BOL for the driver
  • Flexible bill of lading customizations to meet enterprise and local requirements
  • System will print copies of BOL in remote office and can email BOL to customer/carrier
  • With an ERP interface, transaction details are immediately available to the financial system
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