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Logging Cost Analysis

An Online, Self-Paced Program

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

While logging equipment has changed radically over the last couple of decades, the business principles have not.  Understanding the factors driving logging costs and productivity is foundational to making improvements to logging operations and rational decisions on contract pricing.  This course covers basic understanding of the logging business defining and measuring productivity and cost components for both harvesting systems and the machines and operators that comprise them.  In addition, strategies for increasing productivity and decreasing costs are addressed.

AGENDA

Lesson 1: Overview
Lesson 2: Productivity
Lesson 3: Costs
Lesson 4: Opportunities for Improvement

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

This course is designed for people interested in forestry and the wood products industry with considerable experience as well as those just getting started. Foresters would also benefit from the information contained within this program.

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS

This program has been approved for 2.0 CFE hours - Category 1.

HOW ONLINE PROGRAMS WORK

Upon completion of the registration process, you will receive within 3 business days a userid and password that provides you access to the online program. You will watch a video and then are required to pass a test with a score of 70 or better before moving to the next lesson. It is recommended that you have high speed internet for the online program. If you are not sure your computer is compatible with the online program, click here to test your system.

REGISTRATION

Registration for the program is $50. To register online, click here.