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Title: OPTIGRAMI: Optimum lumber grade mix program for hardwood dimension parts

Author: Martens, David G.; Nevel, Jr., Robert L.; Nevel, Jr. Robert L.

Date: 1985

Source: Res. Pap. NE-563. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, orest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10 p.

Publication Series: Research Paper (RP)

Description: With rapidly increasing lumber prices and shortages of some grades and species, the furniture industry must find ways to use its hardwood lumber resource more efficiently. A computer program called OPTIGRAMI is designed to help managers determine the best lumber to use in producing furniture parts. OPTIGRAMI determines the least-cost grade mix of lumber required to produce a given cutting order of dimension parts. If the optimum grade mix is not available, the program can determine the best alternatives. It also can be useful in procurement and allocation planning. A description of the program and examples of its use are included.

Keywords: furniture, hardwood dimension, lumber yields, dimension yields

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Martens, David G.; Nevel, Jr., Robert L. 1985. OPTIGRAMI: Optimum lumber grade mix program for hardwood dimension parts. Res. Pap. NE-563. Broomall, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, orest Service, Northeastern Forest Experiment Station. 10 p.

 


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