WORSHOP: Maintaining a Sustainable Business in Today’s Market

 The Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at Virginia Teach announces the upcoming workshop “Maintaining a Sustainable Business in Today’s Market” to be prsented during the 2012 Expo Richmond.

Program Description

Today’s wood products business environment is more challenging than ever before. The markets have changed, changes to business occur faster, and competition is fierce. This program will focus on how to maintain a sustainable business in today’s market by providing a brief insight into future conditions, providing strategies to increase effectiveness and competitiveness, and reduce costs. This course is designed for anyone involved with the operation and management of a wood products business.

Tentative Agenda

  • A glimpse of the Future.
  • Product Costing for Wood Products Firms.
  • Supply Chain Management Update
  • Lean Supply Chain
  • Energy Savings
  • Energy Consumption in the Hardwood Industry                
  • Sustainability: A Threat or an Opportunity?
  • Buying into Sustainability

 A brochure can be downloaded here Education Session VFPA 2012

Registration

 Investment to attend the workshop is $60. This includes materials and two coffee breaks. Lunch is on your own. Please follow this link to register for the workshop: http://www.cpe.vt.edu/reg/msbtm/