Written by industry expert Richard F. Baldwin, Maximizing Forest Product Resources for the 21st Century looks to the lessons of the past and present to identify opportunities for global industry renewal in the future. Subtitled New Processes, Products, and Strategies for a Changing World, this practical guide helps industry professionals navigate the coming era of increasing complexity, new technology, and rapid change.
The book focuses on the producers formula for success in the forest products industry: be flexible, low-cost and, above all, innovative. Baldwin demonstrates how and why innovation is essential in how mills work, in creating new products, and in finding new raw material sources -- all to address consumer concerns and meet their changing demands. The book explores the big picture for the 21st century, advising readers on such key topics as:
* Future implications of the 20th centurys significant industry developments * Manufacturing technologies that respond to the changing raw material base * How adapting mills for change leads to improved products and profits * Marketing and sales strategies that address emerging consumption trends * Leadership tactics for achieving success in the face of unprecedented change
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Three generations of Baldwins have participated in many of the major industry changes since the late 1930s. This book, then, is a progress report to the industry participant, the consumer, the investor, and others who depend in some way on the forest and its products.About the Author:
Richard F. Baldwin has more than 40 years experience in the global forest products industry. He has been a supervisor, plant manager and senior executive at over 40 U.S. mill locations, and has held executive positions with such major companies as Simpson Timber, Champion International, and The Springfield Group. A renowned lecturer and author, Baldwins books include Plywood and Veneer-Based Products, as well as Operations Management in the Forest Products Industry. He currently is managing partner of Oak Creek Investments in Eugene, Oregon.
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Book Description Paperloop.Com, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0879305991