5.04.13 - Industrial engineering, operations analysis and logistics

Coordinator:

Judith Gisip, Malaysia

Deputies:

Manfred Gronalt, Austria

Maria Anna Huka, Austria

Scott Leavengood, United States

Henry Quesada-Pineda, United States

About Unit

The goal of this Working Party is to promote the development and implementation of new research in the discipline of Industrial Engineering applied to wood products industries. The Working Party is planning to introduce a newsletter beginning in July 15. In addition, a special session will be held during the upcoming IUFRO Division 5 Conference in 2017.


State of Knowledge

  • Process Automation in Forest Products industries including robotics, computer numerical controlled (CNC) and programmable logic controllers (PLC) integration
  • Machine Vision and Scanning Technology applications
  • Production Planning and Control in forest and wood products industries
  • Optimization and Simulation models in logistics and manufacturing processes
  • Software developments such as ERP, MRP, CAM, CAD
  • Supply Chain Management models in forest and wood products industries
  • Ergonomics and Organizational Safety in Forest Products Industries
  • Life Cycle Costing (LCC) for Forest Products
  • Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) applications in the forest products value-chain
  • Statistical Process Control (SPC) developments
  • Product Development Engineering
  • Continuous Improvement Initiatives including Lean Management, Six Sigma, Kaizen, and Total Quality Management