The 29th Annual Lumber Quality & Process Control Workshop will be held May 7-8 in Atlanta, Ga., followed by the 24th Annual Lumber Quality Leadership Workshop on May 9-10.
The Lumber Quality & Process Control Workshop, held in Atlanta for Southern lumber manufacturers, is a must for sawmills seeking to maximize board foot and grade recovery. It provides practical information and up-to-date techniques that will help sawmill personnel to ensure that production and quality control is in balance so that both quality and production increase; fine-tune or improve an existing quality and process control program to increase its effectiveness; reduce moisture content variability and drying defects in the lumber drying process; maintain an effective lumber size control program and numerous other benefits. This workshop is designed for first line supervisors, graders, QC personnel, maintenance and filing supervisors.
The Lumber Quality Leadership Workshop describes new concepts in quality control and management. Attendees will have the opportunity to go beyond the basics and focus on concepts and ideas that will propel their QC programs to the next level. There are several key activities that must be accomplished for a lumber QC program to be successful: managing the quality function, statistical process control, involving employees in problem solving, and finding long-term solutions to problems. Attendees will have an opportunity to work with these topics and others in a small group environment. This program is designed for managers, superintendents, QC personnel and first-line supervisors.