Wood Manufacturing series drawing keen interest

Friday 26 Jun 2020

With COVID-19 putting stop to the scheduled two-yearly tech update for wood manufacturing and dry-mill operations across the region, an exciting new format has been set up. Instead, short 60-90-minute interactive webinars have been set up for local mills between 13-24 July 2020.

Like the original event planned for August this year, the new webinar series will be showcasing local and international leaders as well as some of the early adopters of new and emerging technologies best suited to local wood manufacturing operations.

There are a number of key advantages to wood manufacturers still struggling to get back to pre-COVID19 conditions using this new format. Being short sessions, they’ll ensure only a short time for production or operational staff from their work station or business, multiple employees from the same site or operation will be able to be involved and there are significant reductions in attendance costs as there will be no travel, accommodation or two-day conference registration rates involved.

The other big advantage when speaking to the industry is that timing has been set up so they’re going to be run at 9am (Australian EST), 11am (NZ Standard Time) and 4pm (Pacific Standard Time). This for the first time, will enable Australian, New Zealand and North American wood manufacturing operations to be involved – from their own site, office or home - at the same time – and, during their normal working day.

So, what's the wood manufacturing series covering?

The series is going to highlight a raft of disruptive technologies already boosting the operational performance of manufacturing operations. It’s going to include insights into the first large scale operational deployment of robotics being used in mills in New Zealand and Australia along with an inspirational case study of a mill that’s been able to turn their timber manufacturing business on its head by focussing in on the culture of the business. An invaluable troubleshooting session for all timber planing and machining operations has also been built in for operational and production staff.

The full programme can be found on the event website and registrations for you and your staff can be made on-line.

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