FORAC News July 2008

July 2008, Vol 6, No 2 - PDF Document 155 KB

 

Coordination : Amélie Tremblay
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne & Phyllis Daly

 

Topic : Industrial Special 2008

To give industry ways to stand out * An efficient network to better serve the final customer * Meeting forestry challenges through innovation * Become a leader in a commodity market * Fitting our offer to demand * Procurement management : overcoming challenges! * Solutions adapted to your firm * Specialized software for lumber industry

FORAC News June 2008

June 2008, Vol 6, No 1 - PDF Document 356 KB

 

Coordination : Marie-Josée Roy & Amélie Tremblay
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne

 

Topic : Finishing Special

Inter-enterprise collaborations and incentives * Managing revenue through supply chain management processes * Towards a more agile and learning furniture company * Adaptive planning agents * Collaboration in transportation: a business opportunity! * Sales & operations planning in a supply chain * Agent-based simulations for advanced supply chain planning * Creating and capturing value

FORAC News November 2007

November 2007, Vol 5, No 2 - PDF Document  290 KB

 

Coordination : Mylène Lavoie
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne

 

Topic : Science Fair 2007

Science Fair 2007 : a reflection on our research * Sharing territory, not always as easy as it sounds! * Simulate client demand for better decision making * The competitive advantage of mass custumization * Science Fair program * The value of S&OP process in OSB industry * Transportation as a competive advantage * Advertisements

FORAC News March 2007

March 2007, Vol 5, No 1 - PDF Document 546 KB

 

Coordination : Mylène Lavoie
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne & Pascale Plamondon

 

Topic : SME

The Quebec furniture industry * Technology and entreprise agility * Sawmill production planning * Improving logistics in transportation * Study on allocation of manufacturing capacity * Some avenues for solutions for SMEs * Business development : structuring marketing forSMEs * To learn with the Web *  It'a moving at FORAC! * Planning  change, source de success * Integrated services offer * Advertisemen

FORAC News November 2006

November 2006, Vol 4, No 4 - PDF Document  327 KB

 

Coordination : Mylène Lavoie
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne & Pascale Plamondon

 

Theme : Software solutions

Software solution for sawmill planning * A multi-behavior agent model for planning * Tool for jumbo rolls * Managing key business process* Marketing research! * The changing face of the Extranet! * Internship at Anthony-Domtar * An example of synergy between internships and the SME program * MAIBEC : Adding value * Student News * Advertisements

FORAC News June 2006

June 2006, Vol 4, No 2 - PDF Document  338 KB

 

Coordination : Mylène Lavoie
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne

 

Theme : Business Models

Investing in logistics to better manage costs * You are my best supplier! * Inter-Firm Collaboration * The value of collaboration in the OSB industry * FORAC Summer School - Presentation and Schedule * Analysing business models in the furniture industry * The mass customization in the furniture industry * FORAC / Q-WEB Conference * PARIM : Research Partnership in the Quebec furniture industry *Advertisements

 

 

FORAC News March 2006

March 2006, Vol 4, No 1 - PDF Document 884 K

 

Coordination : Mylène Lavoie
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay
Translation : Constance Van Horne

 

Theme : The Networks

New challenges await FORAC researchers * Demand management for a network of sawmills * Experimental platform : testing and validation * What is tactical planning? * Distributed wood procurement planning * Word from the honorary president * Maintenance : a critical problem * mass customization of prefabricated wood framing systems * Continuous improvement : an exemple of intervention * The CED – FORAC Partnership * Advertisements

FORAC News November 2005

November 2005, Vol 3, No 3 - PDF Document 438 K

 

Coordination : Mylène Lavoie 
Graphics : Amélie Tremblay 
Translation : Constance Van Horne

 

Theme : Science Fair


A new energy for 2007-2011 * A potential solution for lumber trade dispute? * Markets and design of supply chains * From de forest to the furniture mills * Interns in action! * Always closer to SME * Statistics applied to forestry * Kruger * Advertisements

FORAC News June 2005

June 2005, Vol 3, No 2 - PDF Document 857 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Philippe Marier, Charles Pomerleau, Amélie Tremblay, Constance Van Horne

 

Theme : Research and innovation

From vision to action * Advanced planning software solutions for sawmill * The value of innovative knowledge and innovation * FORAC research projects summary * Research diffusion: gauging our success * Science fair 2005 * Bowater * Our teams' profile * Upcoming conferences * News

FORAC News March 2005

March 2005, Vol 3, No 1 - PDF Document 1809 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Philippe Marier, Charles Pomerleau, Amélie Tremblay, Constance Van Horne

 

Brazil : an eye opening experience! * Supply Chain flow planning integration * The Bullwhip Effect * Strategic planning model for pulp and paper industry * Summer School 2005 * Vision 2015 * Q-WEB/FORAC Conference * Regional Seminar " Client centered thinking" * New course : Applied statistics for forestry * Assistance for SMES * Shermag : in constant improvement * News

FORAC News November 2004

November 2004, Vol 2, No 3 - PDF Document 937 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Philippe Marier, Charles Pomerleau, Constance Van Horne

Theme : Transfert

China : Attractive market or not? * FORAC Science Fair * Developing a value creation network : from fiber to paper * Synergy between internships and research projects * Summer and Fall 2004 internships * The Quebec Wood Supply Game : innovative and realistic * FERIC : New FORAC’s Technological Partner * News

FORAC News June 2004

June 2004, Vol 2, No 2 - PDF Document 1 100 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Hanen Bouchriha, Philippe Marier, Nadia Lehoux, Constance Van Horne

Theme : Planning and control

Hierarchical operations planning in the lumber industry * IKEA: A supply chain example in the forest product industry * Forest level bucking problem *For an improved management of the value creation network of the Quebec furniture industry * Optimizing sawmill operations in the case of pattern generation using price lists * Quality presentations at the FORAC Summer School * Robert Beauregard Profile (Associate Professor FORAC) * A winning strategy : focusing on the needs of our clients (DOMTAR)

FORAC News March 2004

March 2004, Vol 2, No 1 - PDF Document 666 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Hanen Bouchriha, Philippe Marier, Nadia Lehoux, Constance Van Horne

Theme : The client

The Client: At the Center of our Thinking * Emerging Markets: New Clientele for the Lumber Industry * Demand Management: Synchronising Client Needs and Sawmill Production * Bullwhip Effect: The Impact on the Client * E-Marketing and Customer Relationship Management (CRM) * Changing Client Requirements: Where do Shippers Turn for Long-Term Supply Chain Excellence?

FORAC News November 2003

November 2003, Vol 1, No 3 - PDF Document 340 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Hanen Bouchriha, Martin Cloutier, Philippe Marier, Line Simoneau, Nadia Lehoux, Constance Van Horne

Wood Procurement Planning in a Multi-firm Environment * Inter-enterprise collaboration and collaboration tools * Optimisation of forestry transportation routes * FORAC, more than just research * Forintek - FORAC : a partnership with synergy * The fall Interships Have Begun ! * Profile : Alain Martel * Visit by Mikael Rönnqvist * Visit to Chilli * Client centred thinking : a strategic decision * Did you know that ? ses clients et plus efficacement ? *Saviez-vous que ?

FORAC News June 2003

June 2003, Vol 1, No 2 - PDF Document 316 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Hanen Bouchriha, Martin Cloutier, Philippe Marier, Line Simoneau, Constance Van Horne

The network: a prerequisite for value creation * Reorganising the value creation network * A winning synergy in the production of knowledge: the case of three FORAC Doctoral projects * Timber drying: aiding planning operations to increase profitability * Knowledge management, to better grow together ! * Organising knowledge at FORAC * The CRIQ - a centre of expertise and innovation * Satellite seminars of the XII World Forestry Congress * FORAC summer school - A success ! * Return from New Zealand.

FORAC News March 2003

March 2003, Vol 1, No 1 - PDF Document 260 K

By Mylène Lavoie, Hanen Bouchriha, Sophie D'Amours, Philippe Marier, Alain Rousseau, Constance Van Horne

 

The FORAC objective : to generate value ! * Survey on the state of e-business * Contract management : an important problem * On-line training by FORAC : One more step towards knowledge * Experiment action platform.