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Operations Research Tools (Stage 2: Re-prioritize your Goals) Operations Research Tools (Stage 2: Re-prioritize your Goals) - Articles
Re-prioritize your operational goals based on the relationship between current market conditions and your evolving vision for the business. More
Operations Research Tools (Stage 1: Analyzing Constraints)
Operations Research Tools (Stage 1: Analyzing Constraints) - Articles Articles
Your company should analyze its constraints against implementing a strategy of expanding customer base, and move resources to allow your company to better meet the re-prioritized goal. More
Is Your Company in Double Jeopardy?
Is Your Company in Double Jeopardy? - Articles Articles

Is Your Company in Double Jeopardy?

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Your company could be a victim of the phenomenon of double jeopardy. More
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011
Global Economics and Lumber Prices in 2011 - Articles Articles
Lumber markets seem headed up as China ramps up its consumption of the world's lumber supply. But other factors may prevent that. More
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species
Calculating the Green Weight of Wood Species - Articles Articles
How much does wood weigh? The question is simple enough for dry wood, but more difficult to when freshly cut. More
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry
Survival of the Fittest in the Wood Products Industry - Articles Articles
The reality is that the wood products industry is getting smaller. This article provides advice on how to remain a viable company. More
From left to right and top to bottom: Mass spectra for the seven year old root (A), fresh root (B), twig (C), and leaf (D).
Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots - Articles Articles

Toxicity of Yew Wood and Roots

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

A case study of yew toxicity in fresh and aged yew roots and stem. More
Jamie and Laura White
Going Green with a Black Locust Deck - Articles Articles

Going Green with a Black Locust Deck

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

This article explores the possibility of using black locust for construction and decking, because the wood is naturally very insect- and rot-resistant. More
Operations Research Tools (Stage 3: Re-allocation of resources) Operations Research Tools (Stage 3: Re-allocation of resources) - Articles
You’ve recognized that your company is suffering from a disadvantaged business or operational model. Learn how to properly re-allocate your resources. More
Big logs, small logs...which is better?
The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run - Articles Articles

The Truth about Sawmill Over-Run

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

The sawmill industry today faces many challenges but there seemingly will always be demand for softwood and hardwood lumber. More
Green Wood Weight Calculator
Green Wood Weight Calculator - Articles Articles

Green Wood Weight Calculator

Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

Specific gravity, green moisture content, and weight of selected North American wood species. More
Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners
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Federal Income Taxes: Four Essential "To Do's" for Forest Landowners

Michael Jacobson, Ph.D., Charles David Ray, Ph.D.

As a forest landowner there are relatively simple things you can do to save money by paying less income tax. More
Power turbine on display in Vienna
Alternative Energy Credits for a Renewable Energy Market - Articles Articles
The passing of the Alternative Energy Portfolio Standards act in 2004 may spur a renewable energy and energy conservation industry in PA. More