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    Author(s): George F. Dutrow; James E. Granskog
    Date: 1973
    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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    Linear 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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    Dutrow, 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.

    Keywords

    Simulation, stumpage strategy, sawmill revenue, sawmill costs.

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