Continuous Improvement in Logging


134 pages

Steven Bick & Jeffrey G. Benjamin

This book is dedicated in memory of longtime Northern Logger Editor Eric A. Johnson.

The book describes the widely used continuous improvement theory and process and how it relates to logging. Continuous improvement, also knows as the Theory of Constraints, simplifies complicated processes and demonstrates how incremental progress is made by overcoming bottlenecks. System bottlenecks specific to logging are explored and described. Throughout, accounting is adapted to logging with straightforward calculations that show financial results for individual harvesting jobs. Productivity is related to financial well being of a logging business. Harvesting machine and system productivity tables are presented.

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Table of Contents
  • Chapter 1: Continuous Improvement: A successful theory is applied to logging
  • Chapter 2: Financial Measurements: Throughput accounting simplifies measurement of success
  • Chapter 3: Bottlenecks in Logging: Manage, overcome and exploit bottlenecks on the road to improvement
  • Chapter 4: Logging Productivity: Productivity as a ratio of output to effort
  • Chapter 5: Start improving: A roadmap to implement change
  • Appendix A: Harvesting System Productivity Tables
  • Productivity tables for various harvesting equipment and systems.
  • Appendix B: Additional Resources
  • Links to useful free publications
Weight 4 oz
Dimensions 5.75 × 5.5 × 1 in
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