Accession Number : ADA132090
Title : DEP(Drying Economics Program), A Computer Program for Evaluating Lumber Drying Costs and Investments.
Descriptive Note : General technical rept.,
Corporate Author : FOREST PRODUCTS LAB MADISON WI
Personal Author(s) : Holmes,Stewart ; Harpole,George B ; Bilek,Edward
PDF Url : ADA132090
Report Date : Jul 1983
Pagination or Media Count : 23
Abstract : Because of the time and energy required for drying lumber, drying costs are typically among the highest in wood products manufacturing. If current trends in costs of working capital and energy continue, drying costs can be expected to become an increasingly larger part of the total manufacturing cost unless more effective lumber drying practices can be identified. Analysis of such problems is a complex process requiring identification of investment and processing costs associated with the value added by lumber drying. We developed DEP (Drying Economics Program) to meet the computational needs for such analyses. In this publication we describe the use of the DEP computer program and offer examples of analyses.
Descriptors : *Lumber, *Drying, *Cost analysis, *Computer programs, Manufacturing, Costs, Computer aided diagnosis, Economic analysis, Industrial production, User manuals
Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
Wood, Paper and Related Forestry Products
Computer Programming and Software
Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE