Moses & Son are excited to announce the launch of the new initiative, designed to encourage wool producers and wool classers in the uptake of WoolClip.
The recently released technology is revolutionising the data collection and management of wool harvesting, transport and logistics.
Moses & Son have committed to offering $1/bale rebate to encourage wool producers and wool classers to use the AWEX WoolClip application for their future shearings.
The offer is aimed at highlighting the indirect cost to wool producers in collecting and processing data several times in the preparation and sale process. We are also excited to explore the expected efficiency gains throughout the pipeline, made possible by this innovative piece of software.
Using WoolClip benefits the wool grower, wool classer, wool broker and warehouse by:
- Allowing data capture on farm either online or offline,
- Reducing the error rate (e.g. no duplicate bale numbers or erroneous descriptions),
- Easy to build specifications (no manual cross checking),
- Ability to set up multiple users working as a Team,
- Ability to complete the NWD electronically,
- Immediate transfer of Classer Specification information/data to the broker/warehouse,
- eBale ready (RFID), and
- Data security.
Marty Moses, Managing Director of Moses & Son, has been involved with the development and trialled the early version of WoolClip.
“Since its inception half a decade ago, we immediately recognised the power and the value of this tool in the wool classing, logistics and transport pipeline,” he said.
“In fact, the RFID tag concept started two decades ago, so it’s great to finally visualise the WoolClip program with the ability to capture the Electronic bale ID within the smart phone App.
“We are so excited that this technology is finally materialising.
“We were thrilled when, three years ago, we commissioned the building of a totally automatic sampling machine.
“The installation allowed us to capture all the efficiencies of Artificial Intelligence systems, which we believe will arrest the labour costs in our material handling areas of our business. However, without classer and producer uptake, we cannot gain the effectiveness we have projected.
“The encouraging thing is that the uptake so far has been very good, and we believe that this will keep growing quickly especially if producers can recognise the tangible benefits to all along the wool handling and transport pipeline.”
Moses & Son staff are trained in WoolClip support and will be working with producers to set up an account and encouraging more classers to come on board.
“We are even working with contractors to ensure they are aware of the implications of this technical revolution in the industry. Our initiative will run for 12 months and then we will assess the uptake and effectiveness of the incentive,” Mr Moses said.