Business management for logging / by Mark Blackburne
By: Blackburne, Mark.
Contributor(s): Future Forests Research (Organization) | Forest Industry Engineering Association (N.Z.) | Liro Forestry Solutions (Firm).Publisher: Rotorua, N.Z. : Future Forests Research, 2009Edition: 2nd ed.Description: 175 p. : ill. ; 30 cm. + CD-Rom.Subject(s): Forestry | Management | Primary industry | Primary production | Business
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COSTING PRINCIPLES : Operating time -- Machine costs -- Owning costs -- Running costs -- Total machine costs -- Chainsaw costs -- Labour costs -- Vehicle costs -- Operating supplies -- Overhead costs -- Indexation -- Profit --Job cost summary. PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT : Why monitor production? -- Units of measure -- Incentive payment systems -- Factors which influence production -- Mechanical and operational -- Environmental and stand factors -- Human factors -- Production records -- Measuring daily production -- Weekly/monthly production -- Production rate estimation - at the stand level -- Troubleshooting. FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT : Record keeping -- Financial accounts -- Reporting systems -- Taxation -- Budgeting and cash flow -- Preparing a budget -- Preparing a cash flow -- Cash vs profit -- Other assistance your accountant can provide. MACHINE REPLACEMENT AND FINANCING : Machine costs -- Downtime and productivity -- The machine replacement decision -- Effect on the budget -- Risk --Financing -- Other factors to consider in machine placement -- Maintenance strategies for maximum productivity -- EMPLOYMENT RELATIONS : Types of employment -- Productivity and motivation -- Employment Relations Act -- Employment agreements -- Accident compensation -- Guidelines for better employent relations. HEALTH AND SAFETY MANAGEMENT : Protecting your people and business -- Developing a safety culture -- Compliance - the minimum -- Enforcement. ENVIRONMENTAL AND QUALITY MANAGEMENT : Environmental management -- Environmental code of practice -- Implications for contractors -- Quality management -- Training and support available. CONTRACT TENDERING : Tender process -- Contract logging proposal --Contractor selection and negotiation of terms -- Monitoring contractor performance. IMPROVING BUSINESS COMPETITIVENESS : Business focus -- Financial decisions -- Workplace culture -- Leadership -- Becoming an employer of choice. APPENDICES : Costing templates -- Instructions for costing model -- Production monitoring -- Financial management -- People management -- HSQE management -- Contract tendering - a case study of best practice -- Culture and leadership -- Useful links.
Provides practical information to assist in the understanding of harvesting operations, from costing and production issues, before moving on to wider management issues in the logging and forestry industry.