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    Author(s): Philip A. Araman
    Date: 1988
    Source: National Hardwood Lumber Association News. (No. 877): 2, 5.
    Publication Series: Miscellaneous Publication
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    These excerpts are from Philip Araman's talk at the 91st Annual NHLA Convention in New Orleans. He concentrates on hardwood lumber exports and markets, dimension stock, and veneer and log products.The design of a rough mill for the production of interior furniture parts is used to illustrate a simulation technique for analyzing and evaluating established and proposed sequential production systems. Distributions representing the real-world random characteristics of lumber, equipment feed speeds and delay times are programmed into the simulation. An example is given of how bottlenecks are found and removed in order to design on paper a layout that will meet a set of goals before a single piece of equipment has been purchased. GPSS (a General Purpose Simulation System language) was used.

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    Araman, Philip A. 1988. Araman Looks at Exports Past and Future. National Hardwood Lumber Association News. (No. 877): 2, 5.

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