This software tool is a platform that is specifically designed to simulate all activities in the forest supply chain. FPInterfaceTM produces a highly detailed model of your operations and quickly compares several scenarios for your harvesting activities, including products relating to energy, wood transport and regeneration practices. It works directly from your forest maps.
FPInterfaceTM is able to estimate the costs for:
- Road construction
Planning of costs
Plan your costs as soon as you plan your operations. Based on studies conducted by FPInnovations-Feric over the past 35 years, it is possible to quickly obtain a wealth of information on the productivity and costs of harvest, hauling or silvicultural equipment that you intend to use. You can either use the default values given or replace them with source data from your operations.
Management of transport activities
FPInterfaceTM integrates transport algorithms so you can automatically determine the best routes for your transport activities. Based on this data, the software provides information on cost, fuel consumption, cycle time, number of loads per product, cutting area or destination.
Production of reports
Turn your plans into detailed and comprehensive reports. FPInterfaceTM helps you produce reports on the characteristics of the wood harvested and all data relating to harvest and transport costs.
Accurate estimates of your operational costs
Since it is based on forest mensuration data from the stands to be harvested and on the harvesting systems used, FPInterfaceTM is able to give you an accurate cost estimate. This estimate will be adjusted according to planning changes and customer needs. This information is also very useful for negotiating contracts, projecting cash flow and much more.
Save valuable time by quickly obtaining all required forest and operational data. With just one click, it is possible to get reports with the information you need to make informed decisions.
Evaluation of scenarios
The productivity and costs provided by FPInterfaceTM enable you to quickly and clearly establish the lowest cost harvesting system. It can also produce impact analyses following changes in equipment, cost hypotheses, products and even plans.