Stephen Griffith

About Stephen Griffith

Stephen Griffith was born and raised in the State of Oregon. He worked his way through college laboring in local sawmills. His education includes a B.S. in Forest Products and an MBA from Oregon State University. Stephen formerly served as director of technology at Decision Dynamics (DDI) for 12 years. His work history also includes mill floor experience in lumber and plywood manufacturing with Stimson Lumber, Fort Hill Lumber Company and Columbia Forest Products. Stephen has published various articles in wood industry magazines and is an active speaker at industry events. Mr. Griffith currently serves as president of Optware Solutions, a company that specializes in modeling business decisions. Stephen has applied his modeling expertise to scores of forest products operations over the past twenty five years. He has worked with operations throughout the United States, Canada and South America and has built systems used in the management of forest operations, sawmills, plywood mills, OSB mills, pulp and paper mills and other types of manufacturing operations. Optware models are designed to consider full-context decision making and to address a variety of questions including fiber procurement and allocation, logistics, scheduling, process options, and product mix.

October 17 – 19, 2018

Timber Processing and Energy Expo (TPEE) will be held October 17 – 19, 2018 at the Portland Exposition Center in Portland, Oregon.  This event is held every other year. The last event included 1,100 exhibitor personnel that used up 60,000 …

May 18th – 19th, 2018

EXPO Richmond 2018 The 36th East Coast Sawmill and Logging Equipment Exposition includes the largest collection of sawmill, logging, biomass, pallet, and related manufacturing equipment supplies and services in the eastern United States.  The most advanced machinery, equipment, and technology …

April 13 – 14, 2018

The fifth Panel & Engineered Lumber International Conference & Expo (PELICE) will be held Friday – Saturday, April 13 – 14, 2018 in the Grand Ballroom North of the Omni Hotel at CNN Center in Atlanta, Georgia.  The PELICE event …

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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 …

September 2017

WoodTECH 2017 is a unique technology event, where all major sawmilling companies in New Zealand and Australia come together at one location in each country.  An opportunity for equipment and technology providers from New Zealand, Australia, North America and Europe …