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Whether we are talking about owner/operators in tree forestry or their forestry consultants, the forestry investor needs to know what, how and who is subjecting his softwood and hardwood plantation value at risk. [VaR]
Plantation investors and operators also needs to know how much negative sawmill performance feedback risk as well as actual lost revenues they are being exposed to due to poor log-to-lumber value conversion yields at the sawmills they are selling their timber to.
In this Power Point presentation you will be shown i) The nature of risk and opportunity; ii) A trumpet graph depicting a classical performance risk profile; iii) Sawmill conversion center green, yellow and red operating risk zones; iv) Sawmill break even and v) Optimization modeling, etc.Back to Top
In this multiple moving parts Power Point presentation, the author introduces the visitor to the "Classical, Tree-to-End Market Supply Chain Model" used for years and asks why. Here the author suggests there may be a significant problem or risk-to-return inefficiency within the forestry investment supply chain markets.
Efficient portfolios theoretically are supposed to optimally compensate the investor for both: i) The magnitude or value of invested capital as well as ii) The risk of hazardous loss that the invested capital is exposed to. If efficient, risk adjusted rates of returns are to be "reasonably" expected at the end of the investment period, then one would think the upfront allocation [hurdle rates] of total expected supply chain profits to risk would be efficiently pre-established. The author suggests that this is probably not the case.
And finally, the author has proposed for the readers consideration an "Alternate Industry Business Model" suggesting i) Its theoretical merits, ii) Its potential industry application and iii) Further empirical research within this issue. Persons and organizations that may become interested in such a research project are invited to contact the author, Lawrence Carson at Atica.Back to Top
Although this presentation begins with an introduction into Atica’s track record in tree forestry and forestry consulting, timberland hardwood, and plantation management, those with sufficient curiosity to tour this site will become exposed to many other valued questions and concepts worthy of their time. Sawmill feasibility studies, design, construction and startups are shown throughout Africa as well as South and North America.
A brief overview of the role and focus of an Executive Dashboard, leadership, supply chain risks, breakeven reporting, optimization throughputs, and other sawmill business planning are presented.Back to Top