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In the year 2000, loggers through the American Loggers Council set out to create a third-party, auditable set of standards and a certification program that holds to account the business and on-the-ground practices of loggers who hold the certificate.  The ALC Master Logger Certification Program demands compliance with Seven Areas of Responsibility that ensure environmental…
Virginia Tech has completed a project for WSRI that considers the the application of Lean Thinking principles to the wood supply value chain.  Lean has been broadly applied to supply chains within a broad range of manufacturing settings but there is little documentation of it being applied to wood supply.  Their report explains Lean concepts…
WSRI is collaborating with Team Safe Trucking to speed up the development of a trucking safety and issue awareness training system.  The target audience ranges from drivers and wood suppliers to wood producers and consumers.  This is a departure from the traditional model for projects funded by WSRI. The goal this time is to support…
Number two in a series of articles that review past WSRI work and its relevance today. WSRI Research Highlights – Planning and Communications
(Shawn Baker, Dale Greene, Tom Harris, and Richard Mei, Center for Forest Business, University of Georgia) The research team developed and implemented a logging cost index methodology to extend forward in time the trend lines established in the well-known logging cost index project based at Mississippi State University, but informed by more frequent data-gathering intervals…
Friday, 01 May 2009 12:35

Logging Capacity Survey: 2008 Update

(Don Taylor, Sustainable Resource Systems LLC, with data from the National Council for Air and Stream Improvement and Lupold Consulting) Continuation of previous Capacity Survey, extending data collected forward through 2007 with improved sampling and enhanced data collection methodology. The Report evaluates the logging capacity available to supply U.S. forest-based industries in selected states, accounting…
(Dr. Tom Gallagher, Auburn University; and Dana Mitchell, USFS Southern Research Station) Research ways that U.S. loggers have successfully implemented more than one shift per day and make recommendations for expanding the use of these multi-shift operations to improve harvesting efficiency on other logging operations. KEY FINDINGS: See FRA Technical Release 10-R-20 Extended Working Hours: Impacts on…
(Dr. Dale Greene, University of Georgia, in collaboration with Louisiana State University and University of Maine) Main causes of unused wood production identified as market-driven (quotas, closures, “turn-time” issues), regulations (mandatory and voluntary), mechanical problems, labor-related (amount and quality), uncontrollable weather impacts, planning shortfalls, and individual stand/tract issues. KEY FINDINGS: See FRA Technical Releases 03-R-2 Impact of…
Final Report-Planning and Communication-State of the Forest Industry and Opportunities for Improvement in the Wood Supply Chain(Dr. Rien Visser, Virginia Tech University) Current planning is primarily reactive rather than proactive due to extremely short planning horizons for many segments of the wood supply chain. Frequent short-term changes in mill wood requirements drive many of the…
Monday, 16 September 2019 13:11

Editor - Northern Woodlands - Lyme, NH

The Editor is responsible for managing the quarterly print publicationof Northern Woodlands,and developing related digital content. This position involves all aspects of magazine production, including content development, reporting, editing, overseeing design and production, and managing editorial budgets.
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