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Henry Quesada, Virginia Tech

Wood Products Updated: June 13, 2014

Henry works in the area of process improvement, marketing, and business strategy for forest products businesses. 

Integrating Lean Manufacturing Techniques and Energy Saving Practices Boost Productivity and Cuts Costs

Wood Products Updated: February 21, 2013

by Drs. Henry Quesada-Pineda and Brian BondVirginia TechCutting energy costs remains a way that many wood products firms can trim operating expenses while...

Lean Thinking: Examples and Applications in the Wood Products Industry

Wood Products Updated: January 23, 2013

 Lean thinking is a process focused on increasing the value added to products and services and the reduction of waste. The term “lean,” coined by Womack...

What does define a decision problem?

Wood Products Updated: December 12, 2012

 The decision making process in business management can be described as choosing among alternatives. The main steps are: problem definition, identification...

What would be some examples of cost competitive strategies?

Wood Products Updated: December 12, 2012

 Cost leadership strategies:·      In the car industry: Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and the Nissan Sentra are mass-produced and they compete on price.·     ...

What are the most common competitive strategies?

Wood Products Updated: December 12, 2012

 Porter defined that competition in most traditional industries follow into one of three generic strategies: cost leadership, differentiation, and niche...

How do I develop a mission and vision statement for my business?

Wood Products Updated: December 12, 2012

 One of the first steps any organization needs to take when developing or improving its business strategy, is to define what the organization does and where...

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