Sharon O'Malley is a freelance writer based in College Park,
Md. She has contributed to BUILDER for 20 years.
It's estimated that more than half of all LBM dealers use engineering design software and the number keeps rising. The technology allows dealers to provide precise measurements that allows for accurate engineering and construction--making life for both the builder and sales rep easier.
The Lumber Yard, along with its parent organization and Wolf Distributing, the wholesale distribution arm of The Wolf Organization, has developed virtually paperless relationships with a handful of builders and suppliers in its quest to corral the supply chain into a system free from redundant and unnecessary actions.