Visual Grader is a tool used to ensure
our lobsters are graded to the specifications required by our customers.
When a lobster is placed on the scale the weight is taken and the appropriate
box is lit up with a color, by using color there is no weights to memorize
making it easy for our employees to accurately grade lobsters.
Tally-Ho is a software based method of
efficiently recording the weighing of boxes making up an order of lobsters
and producing a printed shipping manifest for the order.
When packing 30 lb boxes of lobsters for air shipment,
it is almost impossible to pack the exact amount. Packers try to balance
the amounts over and under so that on average the 30 lb target is met.
Unless the actual average is calculated it is impossible
to avoid the losses caused by this estimation process. With lobsters
selling for $7 - $10 per lb, the potential loss exceeds the cost of
losses from any other sources.