Plywood production scheduling for years has been
considered, more or less, a sacred activity in which only
a select group of individuals with the experience and
knowledge could take part. With the advancements in
computer technology and related fields, the plywood
industry is in a position where more people can...
At the time of the inception of this study in September 1968, the plywood market appeared to be taking a strong reversal of its general trend over the last 20 odd years. This prompted the author to decide to study the plywood market and its pricing structure to see if...
Industrial operations are becoming more mechanized and
automated. The increasing complexity of work affects the proportion
of physical to mental effort which workers spend in the performance
of their jobs. Traditional work measurement techniques which are
primarily designed to measure the individual's physical load have to
be complemented with other...
The purpose of this study is to provide a systematic method to
analyze relationships between inputs, technology, and market structure
of an industry, and marketing activities among countries in general
and to develop an economic analysis of trade flow of the hardwood
plywood industry in the Far East exporting countries:...
Task Management (TM) refers to the function in which the human operator
manages his/her available sensory and mental resources in a dynamic, complex, safety-critical
environment in order to accomplish the multiple tasks competing for a limited
quantity of attention. There is reason to believe that the level of automation on...
The present study employs a normalized restricted quadratic profit function approach to estimate lumber and plywood supply and Marshallian factor demand elasticities for four region-product combinations in Oregon for the period 1970-2010. The four log demand functions will be employed as the "demand side" of the log market model of...
The demand from consumers for more sustainable products, and the need to comply with government regulations motivates manufacturers to evaluate their operations for opportunities to reduce environmental impact and improve economic competitiveness. Manufacturers have actively improved the sustainability performance of their products through the use of sustainability assessment methods and...