The book from this speaker and consultant traces a path to mill optimization in a conversational style, helping professionals manage any mill or plant as an integrated system through enterprise optimization-the key to maximizing profitability. The Best Possible Sawmill touches on forest product economics, high-tech tools, integrated management systems, raw material procurement, sales, production scheduling, inventory control, maintenance, and change management.
This indispensable guide to optimization includes easy-to-use checklists to help managers measure progress. It is both an authoritative reference and a working handbook for mill professionals who are beginning or continuing their journey. As wood product mills continue to look for ways to increase productivity, lumber recovery and product quality, Gene Bryan's book guides wood professionals on the path toward treating the mill as one integrated system.