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  • Northeast Lumber Case

    by one of the largest paper and lumber products companies in the world. For the most part, union relations have been stable at the local mill. However, in recent years, the parent company had been demanding continuous cost reductions and productivity improvements across the entire company. These efforts had hit the local mill hard, resulting in many layoffs. In the last two years, the parent company has spent over $100 million on new technologies for making "fluff pulp". Such pulp is used for baby diapers, disposable wipes, absorbent materials, cleaning supplies, etc. While these are growing markets, the basic product is a difficult to differentiate commodity. This means the local mill must always be looking for ways to cut costs, improve productivity and improve the quality of its products. The mill always has to be concerned about the selling price of its pulp and paper. If other companies beat them on price, they can lose business fairly quickly. To be profitable the local mill must run at about a 95% utilization rate. It basically never shuts down except for brief required maintenance periods. With the productivity enhancements, the local mill was "down-sized" from 1200 employees to about 900 over the last three years prior to the current wood yard reengineering…

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  • Pulp Production Essay

    EXTRACTION Raw materials: The three main sources for pulp production are recycled paper, trees (soft and hard wood) and byproducts (ex. wood chips, saw dusts, etc.). The logs are debarked, and some are chipped down and both are delivered to the pulp industry for conversion. Water is also required throughout the process in great quantity. PRIMARY PRODUCTION (Pulping) Logs, recycled papers, and byproducts are delivered to pulp industries where they go through the process of being turned into…

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  • Forest Hill Paper Company Case Study

    Exhibit 1 for material costs associated with each product, or grade.) Thus, unit level (or volume-related) drivers made sense for applying certain types of overhead to products. However, other important costs were incurred without respect to volume. For example, grade changes induce instabilities into the manufacturing process that result in scrap until the process resumes stability. On average, production engineers estimate that approximately one-half reel is lost to scrap each time a grade…

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  • Domtar Swot Analysis

    Assignment 1: Strategic Management and Competitive Strategies Introduction The industry I have chosen for this assignment is the paper/forestry products industry. I have been working in this industry for nearly thirteen years and have extensive knowledge of the industry as a whole. The organization I will focus on is Domtar, my current employer. Domtar is “the largest North American manufacturer of uncoated freesheet communication papers” (Domtar. n.d.a). Domtar Corporation began in 1848 when…

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  • Xenobiotics: Persistent Organic Pollutants

    problems, even death. In United States coal pollutants contribute to the four of the five leading severe diseases; heart diseases, cancers, stroke and lower respiratory disorders. 1.3. Sources of Xenobiotics 1.3.1. Direct sources Waste water and solid residual releases from the industries are major direct sources of xenobiotics. These industries can be pharmaceutical, plastics, paper and pulp, textiles, pesticides…

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  • Explain The Effects Of The 1920's

    and horror of the war, the demand for Canadian products gradually increased, also increasing jobs. Industries adapted to the changes and many techniques such as assembly lines -- allowing production to be cheaper and faster-- were invented. As manufacturing rates dropped, so did the price of the products such as cars and trucks, allowing far more citizen to purchase vehicles. In fact, the vehicle ownership rate in Canada increased from 300 000 in 1918 to 1.9 million by 1919. Likewise the…

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  • Citizen Kane Pulp Fiction Analysis

    Comparison Paper: Citizen Kane and Pulp Fiction Influences on film making in today’s industry occur often, with new skills and techniques being implemented by daring producers and directors and are typically recycled by the next movie premiere. However, being boldly different is how particular film makers succeed, inspire future artists, and even make their mark on the industry, such as Orson Welles and Quentin Tarantino. Both film makers have been notarized for their accomplishments with not…

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  • Quentin Tarrantino's Paved Artistic Style: Pulp Fiction

    Tarrantino’s Paved Artistic Style: Pulp Fiction Acclaimed film critic, Roger Ebert made an unflinching statement in 1997 of then gaining prominence, Director Quentin Tarrantino, “Reservoir Dogs (1992) announced Tarantino 's talent and Pulp Fiction [1994] suggested his genius” (Ebert). Subsequently, crime infested terror and off-color humor married a peculiar auteur, and delivered in every Quentin Tarrantino film. A self-taught enthused director, screenwriter, and schooled actor (Tuohy and…

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  • Quentin Tarantino Characteristics

    Director, writer, producer, and actor Quentin Jerome Tarantino (1963 – present) is considered one of the greatest directors of his generation. His films have been seen all around the world. Quentin Jerome Tarantino (1963 – present) is credited with directing nineteen television shows, short films, and full feature films. He has also been credited with writing over twenty-five television shows, short films, and full feature films. This paper will discussed Quentin Tarantino’s (1963 – present)…

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  • Effects Of Chlorine On Environmental Pollutants

    Environmental pollutants have been adversely affecting air, soil and water for many years. Chemicals can be released to the environment as a result of their manufacture, processing, and use. Chlorine is a naturally occurring substance. Its manipulation and use in forming artificial chemical products has had devastating effects on the environment which we are only now beginning to understand. In its various artificial forms, chlorine plays a major role in the most pressing environmental problems…

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