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Technology Helps Cotton Flow

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Sometimes a producer or a ginner can feel downright overloaded with information in today’s rapidly changing technology. However, some of that “overload” problem is being alleviated by the Electronic Warehouse Receipt Inc. (EWR) Web site.

The best word to describe the new feature of the EWR site is “streamlined,” which ultimately will save time and money. That may sound like hype and a bit of exaggeration, but when visitors go to the www.ewrinc.com site, they’ll find a central location linking EWR’s five Web sites into one.

Maybe the one important feature that will benefit producers and ginners the most is the ability to check the State Receipts Report.

This new statistical table summarizes from the EWR database key information about cotton receipts. On a state-by-state basis, the user can easily discern how many receipts have been issued in a crop year, how many are in the loan and how many receipts are under shipping order.

Included is a breakdown showing the number of receipts remaining open from each of the past three crop years.  The information is kept timely by nightly revisions of the figures.

One-Stop Shopping?

EWR Inc.’s sites for cotton, peanuts, grains, Storage Master Pro warehouse software and freight forwarding services now have a single home. By clicking on the cotton boll picture at the top of the Web screen, a user is swiftly transported to the new cotton site, which offers many new features and new information available to everyone.  

Louisiana cotton producer Jay Hardwick, a member of EWR Inc.’s board of directors, is pleased with the new report.

“We’ve never before had access to this type of information on this timely basis from any source,” he says.

Hardwick’s neighbor, John Shackelford, a producer and fellow EWR board member, echoes those comments.

“Every additional piece of information we have helps us make better marketing decisions,” says Shackelford. “This report will accurately show trends and movements of cotton that we are interested in following.”

Another plus is that warehouses (includes gin/warehouses) will be immediately notified on the screen if they have a cotton flow report due to USDA.

Web Security Improved

EWR Inc. president Joe Wyrick notes that the Web site also boasts increased security.

“We’ve made a strong effort to strengthen the security mechanisms without it being intrusive to the user,”  he says.

Federally licensed warehousemen will be able to automatically send requests for bale ranges to USDA for approval through the site and receive an electronic response.

For more information, call (800) 571-4434 or (901) 753-4951.

EWR Inc. contributed information for this article.

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