Raw material pricing is on the rise, so getting more from each panel during production is critical.
Our experts will present ways to reduce waste, including some new approaches that rely on increasingly on machine intelligence to calculate the best cut patterns, and automated materials handling to minimize damage during material transfer.
We’ll also take a look at panels produced in unique dimensions to further enhance yield in live production. Advantages of using prefinished panels to increase throughput, reduce factory emissions and improve overall manufacturing efficiency will be examined.
You'll learn about:
• How to tap the intelligence in machinery programs
• Planning for materials management to reduce labor
• Why to off-load prefinishing on wood panel to suppliers
• Buying secrets of the most efficient panel purchasing managers
Who should attend:
• CEOs and Owners
• Production and Operations Managers
• Inventory and Line Supervisors
• Purchasing Managers
Timber Products Company
Patrick Cowan is the Plant Manager at Timber Products Company’s Spectrum Division. In this role, he oversees manufacturing of the company’s value added products—custom components, decorative panels, specialty sizes—and works directly with customers to manage panel utilization and yield. Prior to his current position, Cowan served in a technical sales role at Timber Products and has more than 20 years of experience with the company. He is a graduate of Oregon State University.
Holzma USA Sales Manager
Dan Hershberger, Holzma Regional Sales Manager for Stiles Machinery, has over 20 years of experience in the panel processing industry. His wood manufacturing career has has included a wide range of positions, including customer service representative, service manager, education and training manager, trade show coordinator as well as regional sales manager. This work history has given him a solid base of technology expertise that is helpful in supporting Stiles Machinery customers today.
Editorial Director, Woodworking Network
Vance Wood Interiors Media Group
Bill is responsible for coordinating all content for Wood Products, Custom Woodworking Business, and Closets magazines, Woodworkingnetwork.com, along with related newsletters. Bill is also chairs the Woodwork Career Alliance Education Committee, the woodworking industry education advocacy arm of WCA.
Registration is FREE.