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Continuous sawmill studies: protocols, practices, and profits

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Mayer, Robert; Wiedenbeck, Jan

Year Published

2005

Publication

Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-334. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 32 p.

Abstract

In today's global economy, the "opportunity cost" associated with suboptimal utilization of raw material and mill resources is significant. As a result, understanding the profit potential associated with different types of logs is critically important for sawmill survival. The conventional sawmill study typically has been conducted on a substantially similar "batch" of logs to gain insight into gross (volume) yield, grade yield, and profitability of those logs. Traditional mill studies capture data only for a day or two. Mill study data should be collected continuously so that the results reflect potential profitability for a range of operating conditions.

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Mayer, Robert; Wiedenbeck, Jan. 2005. Continuous sawmill studies: protocols, practices, and profits. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-334. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Research Station. 32 p. https://doi.org/10.2737/NE-GTR-334.

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