• Production planning optimization
• SAWSIM mill design and operation studies
• Log procurement
Production Planning Optimization:
Our Production Planning Optimization Systems are used to make routine operating plans that truly maximize profit. Considering:
• Market prices,
• Committed sales, and other market constraints and opportunities,
• Log supply, and
• Mill production capabilities (bottlenecks),
the systems determine the production mix that maximizes profit, and how to configure the mill to make it happen.
SAWSIM Mill Design and Operation Studies:
Whether you’re planning a greenfield mill or modifications to an existing mill, a SAWSIM study will give you the information you need to make the right decisions, and the data to get the project approved.
A SAWSIM study will determine:
• The mill recovery for a greenfield mill, or recovery increase for a mill upgrade project
• Mill flow and production rate (machine piece count and time requirements)
• Production mix
SAWSIM is very flexible, allowing consideration of any mill equipment, sawing pattern, and product mix option.
Log Procurement (LogProfitability and CruiseAnalysis):
Our log procurement analysis systems help you to become a better log buyer. The systems combine log bucking simulation with a SAWSIM model of mill processing.
For delivered log purchases, LogProfitability can determine the profitability of individual log vendors or log sales, and also determines the relative profitability of different log diameter/length/quality classes.
For standing forest valuations, CruiseAnalysis begins with cruise data defining the forest population. Log bucking and sorting options can consider bucking and allocation to different mills, plus log sales (or trades). The result is an accurate valuation of alternative timber stands, to improve your bidding.