YARD MANAGEMENT

Award Information
Agency:
Department of Agriculture
Branch
n/a
Amount:
$49,520.00
Award Year:
1985
Program:
SBIR
Phase:
Phase I
Contract:
n/a
Agency Tracking Number:
1906
Solicitation Year:
n/a
Solicitation Topic Code:
n/a
Solicitation Number:
n/a
Small Business Information
Mater Engineering Inc.
P.o. Box 0, Corvallis, OR, 97339
Hubzone Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Duns:
n/a
Principal Investigator:
() -
Business Contact:
M. Scott Mater
Principal Investigator
(503) 753-7335
Research Institution:
n/a
Abstract
THIS RESEARCH WILL EVALUATE THE FEASIBILITY OF A NEW MARKET -RESPONSIVE SAWMILL LOG YARD INVENTORY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM ( (LIMS). SAWMILLS USE SAWING SYSTEMS TO OPTIMIZE THE VALUE AND YIELD OF LUMBER FROM INDIVIDUAL LOG DELIVERED RANDOMLY TO THE LOG DECK. CURRENTLY NO EXISTING SYSTEMS SELECT THOSELOGS FROM INVENTORY WHICH WILL BEST YIELD THE LUMBER PRODUCTMIX REQUIRED BY THE ORDER FILE. LIMS WOULD SELECT OPTIMAL LOLOGS FOR THE LOG DECK, DIRECTLY TYING THE LUMBER PRODUCTS TOTHE LOG RESOURCE. RANDOM FEEDING OF LOGS TO THE MILL UNDERUTILIZES THE LOG INVENTORY, DECREASING THE VALUES AND YIELDS OF LUMBER PRODUCTS FROM THE NATION'S FOREST. THIS RESEARCH WILL TEST THE TECHNICAL AND ECONOMIC FEASIBILITY OFOF NETWORKING LOG YARD INVENTORY INTO A COORDINATED MILLWIDEMARKET-RESPONSIVE SYSTEM.

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