UBC Theses and Dissertations
A multiple period combined optimization approach to sawmill production planning systems Norton, Scott Erling
Recent efforts on the development of production planning systems for sawmills have focused on combined optimization type solutions in a steady state market environment. This thesis focuses on developing a multiple period production planning system which responds to expected changes in product value or market demand by changing production policy, sawing policy, or log boom selection. Production periods are tied together by log and lumber inventory. The model was tested using four market scenarios on a large log mill producing export products. In general, it was shown that the model responded to market changes using sawing pattern selection and altered boom distribution and consumption.
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