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A Sawmill Manager Adapts To Change With Linear ProgrammingAuthor(s): George F. Dutrow; James E. Granskog
Source: Res. Pap. SO-88. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 11 p.
Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)
Station: Southern Forest Experiment Station
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DescriptionLinear programming provides guidelines for increasing sawmill capacity and flexibility and for determining stumpagepurchasing strategy. The operator of a medium-sized sawmill implemented improvements suggested by linear programming analysis; results indicate a 45 percent increase in revenue and a 36 percent hike in volume processed.
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CitationDutrow, George F.; Granskog, James E. 1973. A Sawmill Manager Adapts To Change With Linear Programming. Res. Pap. SO-88. New Orleans, LA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Southern Forest Experiment Station. 11 p.
KeywordsSimulation, stumpage strategy, sawmill revenue, sawmill costs.
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