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Paradigm Shift

How do you make decisions around to issues such as log procurement and product mix? Many companies are not as refined as they should be in their approach. Some may answer that they “know their costs” and it is these …

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A Better Vehicle

Optimization modeling can be compared to a flight simulator. A flight simulator models the behavior of an aircraft. It is used by pilots to hone their piloting skills and to prepare them for potential emergency situations. In a sense it …

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Weak Markets

As plywood prices flatten, mills have renewed efforts to find the most profitable mix of products.  Managers often rely on linear programming or optimization software to determine that mix, but gut instinct is still important for staying profitable. Optimization software …

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Changing Answers

Profit optimization is particularly valuable during times of change. A West Coast lumber producer recently related how its Optware System has shown that rising chip prices should influence cutting strategy more substantially than it has traditionally. Their Optware System works …



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Optware Solutions LLC was founded in 1991 (under the name Optware Consulting) as a company dedicated to the application of linear programming technology to the forest products industry. The first system installation was in a plywood plant in France. Optware Solutions has been a pioneer in the integration of relational database technology with linear programming.

Today, Optware Solutions offers a variety of state-of-the-art linear programming-related products and services. Optware Solutions believes that service is our business and we pledge to: place customer needs above our own, to protect confidential information, and to act in a professional manner.

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