Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff

, Volume 45, Issue 9, pp 383–388 | Cite as

Operations research applications in the plywood industry

  • B. G. Raghavendra
Forschung und Praxis


There are several areas in the plywood industry where Operations Research techniques have greatly assisted in better decision-making. These have resulted in improved profits, reduction of wood losses and better utilization of resources. Realizing these, some of the plywood manufacturing firms in the developed countries have established separate Operations Research departments or divisions. In the face of limited raw-material resources, raising costs and a competitive environment, the benefits attributable to the use of these techniques are becoming more and more significant.

Anwendung von Operations Research in der Sperrholzindustrie


Es gibt in der Sperrholzindustrie eine Reihe von Gebieten in denen sich die Anwendung von Operations-Research-Methoden zur Herbeiführung besserer Entscheidungen bewährt, zur Erhöhung der Gewwine, zur Verminderung von Holzverlusten und besseren Nutzung der Rohstoffreserven geführt hat. In Erkenntnis dessen, haben sperrholzerzeugende Unternehmen in Industrieländern eigene Operations-Research-Abteilungen eingerichtet. Angesichts begrenzter Rohholz-Ressourcen, steigender kosten und verdrängenden Wettbewerbs, gewinnen die Vorteile, die sich aus der Anwendung von OR-Methoden ergeben immer mehr an Bedeutung.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. G. Raghavendra
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  1. 1.Department of Management StudiesIndian Institute of ScienceBangaloreIndia

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