Wood Industry Week 2012

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Monday, March 5, 2012

1:00 – 4:00pm

ROMI 4.0

Improve lumber yield and operation efficiency by simulating your lumber cut-up with the USDA Forest Service’s newest rough mill lumber cut-up simulation tool, ROMI 4.0. Bring your laptop to install the ROMI software for free and have experts help you get started.

Speakers: R. E. Thomas, USDA FS; T. Grueneberg, VT

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ROMI-4.0 Improve Lumber Yield and Efficiency
Presentation shows the importancy of efficient rough mill operations and how to achieve it.
ROMI-4.0 - Improve Lumber Yield and Effi
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ROMI-4.0 Benefits and Limitations
Presentation shows the "framework" of ROMI-4.0, the benefits and the limitations of the program.
ROMI-4.0 Benefits and Limitations.pdf
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ROMI-4.0 Installation Guide
Presentation shows the installation of ROMI-4.0 under Windows 7.
ROMI-4.0 Installation Guide.pdf
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ROMI 4.0
The folder contains the latest version of ROMI including a User's Manual and additional literature for the user's information.
ROMI 4.0 Program.zip
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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

9:00am – 12:00pm

Enhancing economic competitiveness through going green

Wood, the world’s dominant renewable, carbon neutral material is often under-appreciated on “green” issues. Discover some of the unique opportunities that wood products companies can use to capitalize on the increasing environmental sensitivity of society.

Speakers: Phil Araman, USDA FS; Iris Montague, USDA FS

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Enhancing Economic Competitiveness Through Going Green - An Overview of Forest Certification and Green Building
The presentation shows the examples and procedures of today's certification labels.
Enhancing Economic Competitiveness Throu
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Enhancing Economic Competitiveness Through Going Greeen - Minimizing Production Materials waste
The presentation shows the potential for competitiveness through going green by examples and solutions.
Enhancing Economic Competitiveness Throu
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Additional information can be obtained from the Regional Wood Products Consortium:

http://www.foresteconomy.org/index.php?cID=197

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1:00 – 4:00pm

Developing new marketing strategies

This session addresses specific strategies for the identification of new markets and opportunities – and invigorate current strategies. Using a hardwood product, we will ‘walk’ through the marketing process. Topics include, among others, target market identification, market segmentation, product development, and product positioning.

Speakers: Delton Aldermann, USDA FS

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Developing New Marketing Strategies
The presentation shows the opportunities and challenges for companies to identify and enter new markets.
Developing New Marketing Strategies.pdf
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Additional information can be obtained from the Regional Wood Products Consortium:

http://www.foresteconomy.org/programs/wood-products/workshops/marketing/

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

9:00am – 12:00pm

Mass customization for the wood products industry

Mass customization, the customization of standard products based on customer preferences, is a proven tool to differentiate a companies’ offerings. Learn about customers’ view of mass customization, their price sensitivities, and how other companies are benefiting from this new manufacturing philosophy.

Speakers: Torsten Lihra, FPInnovations; Collin Miller, SFF

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Overview of Mass Customization in the Wood Products Industry
The presentation gives an overview about Mass Customization principles.
Overview of Mass Customization for the W
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Specific Examples of Mass Customization
The presentation shows examples of Mass Customization.
Specific Examples of Mass Customization.
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Mass Customization Implementation
The presentation shows the implementation of Mass Customization and its challenges.
Mass Customization Implementation.pdf
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Mass Customization for the Wood Products Industry - Examples from the Northeastern U.S.
The presentation shows succesfull implementation of Mass Customization in the Northeastern U.S.
Mass Customization for the Wood Products
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Mass Customozation for the Wood Products Industry - Examples from the Northeastern U.S. Summary
The document summarizes the highlights of the presentation (Mass Customozation for the Wood Products Industry - Examples from the Northeastern U.S.)
Mass Customozation for the Wood Products
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Additional information can be obtained from the Regional Wood Products Consortium:

http://www.foresteconomy.org/programs/wood-products/workshops/mass-customization-for-the-wood-products-industry/

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1:00 – 4:00pm

Lean manufacturing for small and medium sized wood product companies

Lean, the management practice behind the success of companies such as Toyota, GE, Merillat, Steelcase is about eliminating waste such as overproduction, unnecessary inventory, over-processing, waiting, unnecessary motions and movements, rejects, and repairs. Find out how to take advantage of this powerful practice for your operation.

Speakers: Earl Kline, VT; Daniel Saloni, NCSU

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LEAN Manufacturing - Overview and Perspectives on Lean Methods and Tools
The presentation gives an overview about Lean principles and techniques.
LEAN Manufacturing Overview and Perspect
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LEAN Manufacturing for Small and Medium Sized Wood Products Companies
The presentation shows the definition of "waste" and other basic Lean terms and principles.
LEAN Manufacturing for small and medium
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Involvement Empowerment Team Building
The presentation shows the path to build a successful team.
Involvement Empowerment Team Building.pd
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LEAN Manufacturing Implementation Analysis on the North Carolina Secondary Wood Industry
The presentation shows the results of a status survey in NC.
LEAN Manufacturing implementation analys
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Additional information can be obtained from the Regional Wood Products Consortium:

http://www.foresteconomy.org/programs/wood-products/workshops/lean-manufacturing-workshops/

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Thursday, March 8, 2012

9:00am – 12:00pm

Making effective use of technological advances

As technology continuously evolves, manufacturers need to assure that they incorporate the latest inventions into their products and processes as needed. This session will provide information about wood finishing, joinery, and adhesives to help you stay abreast in these areas.

Speakers: Daniel Hindman, VT; Torsten Lihra, FPInnovations

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Technological Advances in Wood Finishing
The presentation shows the latest developement in the wood industries finishing technology.
Technological advances in Wood Finishing
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Making Effective Use of Technological Advances - Joinery and Adhesives
The presentation shows the basic principles and advancements in joinery and adhesives.
Making Effective Use of Technological Ad
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Additional information can be obtained from the Regional Wood Products Consortium:

http://www.foresteconomy.org/programs/wood-products/workshops/technology/

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1:00 – 4:00pm

Product costing in the wood industry

Product costing has been identified as a critically important area for wood products manufacturers. However, creating and keeping a well organized, updated costing system proves a challenge for many small and medium sized wood products manufacturers. Learn how WoodCITE, a product costing program may be a tool that helps your company improve your product costing efforts.

Speakers: Adrienne Andersch, VT; Jeff Palmer, USDA FS

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Product Costing in the Wood Industry
The presentation shows the diffent costing and accounting systems aplpied in the wood industry and reveals the results of a survey.
Product Costing in the Wood Industry.pdf
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Friday, March 9, 2012

9:00am – 12:00pm

Small and medium sized businesses in the U.S. wood products industry

Small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of the U.S. wood products industry and offer considerable business opportunities for the U.S. hardwood industry. To support hardwood suppliers’ efforts to better serve the small and medium sized wood industry clientele, this workshop presents results from a study on the industry in six states (VA, WV, OH, WI, TN, and NC) including the creation of a searchable address database.

Speakers: Matt Bumgardner, USDA FS; Shawn Grushecky, WVU

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Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the U.S. Wood Products Industry
The presentation shows the results of a six states survey and discusses the results.
Small and medium sized businesses in the
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Small and Medium Sized Businesses in the U.S. Wood Products Industry - Database Aspects
The presentation shows the aspects to create a database for small and medium businesses in the U.S.
Small and medium sized businesses in the
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