automated bin board software can improve company decisions

Automatic Bin Board Software

Grain origination managers are facing challenges when making informed business decisions. Normally, this takes place when the physical grain inventory information is not readily available. Grain facilities are subject losing margins when they are unable to determine the quantity, quality, and availability of commodities to fulfill contract obligations.


Typically, grain detail and information documentation is a manual process to update wall bin boards, spreadsheets, and accounting reports. In addition, these manual processes are done at the location. When doing this, the information is not easily accessible by other locations or managers within an agribusiness.


With that being said, forward-thinking agribusinesses are investing in software solutions that combine both transactional and measurable data in a real-time environment. What this means, is by adopting an automatic bin board they will be able to make business decisions using up-to-the-minute data. This valuable information is provided throughout various levels of an organization’s key decision-makers, either at the local level or throughout the entire agribusiness.


By and large, the technology is transactional so it provides a weight factor average by tracking quality per quantity and determine traceability. It is measurable, therefore it verifies the accuracy of inventory quantity placement in bins. These are both important components of a successful software solution, to meet regulatory and quality requirements.


Features and Benefits When Automating your Bin Board Software

Site Managers

  • View up-to-the-minute bin boards, as scale tickets post
  • View inventory information quickly and easily to help to make in-the-moment and informed binning decisions
  • Produce more profitable blends with reduced variability, therefore minimizing discounts and maximizing premiums when meeting contract requirements


Inventory Quality Managers

  • Ability to model blending scenarios
  • Track grain quality and quantity
  • Enforce traceability from inbound or outbound ticket throughout the elevator


Merchandisers, Operations and Logistic Managers

  • Evaluate inventory quantity and quality, to model blending scenarios from any bin or location
  • See what is available to ship to meet contract deadlines
  • View bin history and inventory information for each bin
  • Plan current and future storage space for smart inventory movement


Office and Operations Managers

  • Verify handling and drying shrink information with grade factor differences
  • Ability to compare inventory information with grain examination findings to minimize surprises


Automatic bin board software is the future of binning and grain inventory management.  In addition, it provides profitable deliveries to meet ever-changing contract requirements. Real-time electronic bin boards provide accessible inventory information to key personnel when making in-the-moment critical decisions, that ultimately affect the bottom line. Naturally, it makes sense to combine the wisdom of those responsible for accomplishing the goals of both strategy and profitability.


Contributed by Allen Smith, Senior Product Manager with Greenstone Systems
*This article originally appeared in the June/July 2020 issue of Feed & Grain Magazine