Journal article

A Wood Recovery Assessment Method Comparison Between Batch and Cellular Production Systems in the Furniture Industry

vendy Prasetyo, B Belleville, barbara Ozarska, john Mo

Smart and Sustainable Manufacturing Systems | ASTM | Published : 2019


Enhanced wood recovery mirrors a successful wood manufacturing operation. Studies of wood recovery in secondary wood processing, however, are scarce, particularly in furniture manu-facturing. Although recovery rates are under the continuous surveillance of sophisticated tech-nology, this attempt to monitor wood recovery would be especially challenging for small- to medium-sized furniture enterprises, as the capital investment in such technology would be substantial. This would hinder the possibility for improvements in production efficiency of the furniture industry. A methodology of wood recovery assessment in the furniture industry has been developed and proposed but has not been validated..

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Funding Acknowledgements

The authors are grateful for the support of the Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR), Samuel Francis Pond Travelling Scholarship, and Research Higher Degree Research Accelerator Fund 2016 from the School of Ecosystem and Forest Sciences, The University of Melbourne. The authors would also like to thank the Indonesian Furniture and Handcraft Industry Association (ASMINDO) and Jepara Smallscale Furniture Producers Association (APKJ) for permitting the authors to use their members to conduct the study. Appreciation is also extended to Dr. Ganis Lukmandaru, Masendra, Naresvara Nircela Pradipta, and Fadhul Rachman for their assistance with the fieldwork and the data collection.