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Furniture rough mill costs evaluated by computer simulationAuthor(s): R. Bruce Anderson
Source: Res. Pap. NE-518. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 11p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Northeastern Research Station
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DescriptionA crosscut-first furniture rough mill was simulated to evaluate processing and raw material costs on an individual part basis. Distributions representing the real-world characteristics of lumber, equipment feed speeds, and processing requirements are programed into the simulation. Costs of parts from a specific cutting bill are given, and effects of lumber input costs are discussed. GASP IV (A Combined Continuous/Discrete FORTRAN-based Simulation Language) was used.
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CitationAnderson, R. Bruce. 1983. Furniture rough mill costs evaluated by computer simulation. Res. Pap. NE-518. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiement Station. 11p.
KeywordsProcessing costs, computer program, FORTRAN: GASP IV, rough flat dimension
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