BLACKSBURG, VA -- The Department of Wood Science and Forest Management at Virginia Tech has announced a trio of one-day workshops geared to help woodworking companies be more efficient and save money.

"Energy Reductions Through Lean Thinking" will be held Sept. 10 in South Boston, CA.  This workshop will review the basic concepts of lean thinking, energy management systems, energy audits, and how lean thinking projects could lead a wood products firm to significant energy reductions.

"Process Improvement Frameworks" will be held Oct. 22 in Blacksburg. This workshop will give the basic knowledge on different process improvement frameworks such as Value Chains, Supply Chain Management, Business Process Management and Enterprise Resources Planning that can help your firm to decrease cost and positively impact customer satisfaction.

"Supply Chain Management: Trends, Opportunities, and Challenges" will be held Nov. 12 in Danville, VA. This workshop will focus on the most relevant aspects of supply chain management. It will review SCM basic concepts, third-party logistics, SCM information technologies and supplier relationships among other topics. The program also will focus on new trends and challenges in SCM.
 
Registration for each of the programs is $35 and includes materials, coffee break, and lunch box. 

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