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An analysis of Dodge’s escape fire on the 1949 Mann Gulch fire in terms of a survival zone for wildland firefighters

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8833
Author
Alexander, Martin E.
Ackerman, Mark Y.
Baxter, Gregory J.
Date
2009
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Alexander, Martin E.
Ackerman, Mark Y.
Baxter, Gregory J.
Date
2009
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
27 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Detection
Series Number
W 8833
Language
English
Abstract
The Wildland Fire Operations Research Group of FPInnovations - Feric Division in collaboration with the University of Alberta initiated a project in late 2007 at the request of its stakeholders to examine and define the limits of wildland firefighter safety and survival zones. Part of this project involves examining past wildfire incidents in relation to hindsight simulations of the thermal environment associated with the area of refuge taken by firefighters in various burn-over and entrapment situations. Here we examine the case involving the survival of Smokejumper Foreman Wag Dodge on the 1949 Mann Gulch Fire. Based on a thorough review of all the available written documentation and photographic evidence coupled with existing fire behavior knowledge and predictive models, new estimates are presented for the area burned by Dodge's escape fire (0.02 acre or 0.08 hectare) and the height of the flame front that swept around his "island" of safety (10 ft or 3 m). The question of whether he was physically lifted off the ground during the ordeal is also touched on.
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FPInnovations pushes wood as solution to climate goals, affordable housing

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8832
Author
Hixson, Russell
Date
2022
Material Type
Article
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Hixson, Russell
Date
2022
Material Type
Article
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Building construction
Carbon
Climate
Construction
News
Wood construction
Series Number
Journal reprint; 2022
Language
English
Abstract
This article in the Journal of Commerce highlights FPInnovations Sustainable Construction spotlight series. Experts at FPInnovations believe using wood technology could play a major role in helping Canada meet its climate goals. This article may be accessed on the Journal of Commerce's website: https://canada.constructconnect.com/joc/news/resource/2022/06/fp-innovations-pushes-wood-as-solution-to-climate-goals-affordable-housing The full FPInnovations In the Spotlight series can be accessed at: https://web.fpinnovations.ca/in-the-spotlight-sustainable-construction/
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Use of a video camera surveillance system for fire detection

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8732
Author
Schroeder, Dave
Date
September 2002
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Schroeder, Dave
Date
September 2002
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
7 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Detection
Video
Series Number
Fire Report
Language
English
Abstract
Determine if commonly available surveillance video cameras can be used to detect fires.
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A video camera system for blind-area smoke detection (Chisholm, Alberta)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8727
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
2008
Material Type
research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
2008
Material Type
research report
Physical Description
14 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Detection
Video
Series Number
Fire Report
Language
English
Abstract
In May 2001 a wildfire started near the hamlet of Chisholm, Alberta in an area that cannot be seen from the Chisholm Fire Lookout. By the time the fire was detected, it had grown too large to control and went on to become one of the largest fires in Alberta’s history. In 2007, Alberta Sustainable Resource Development (ASRD) had asked FPInnovations to design, establish, and test a camera system that would allow the Chisholm Fire Lookout observer to monitor this blind area.
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Using a portable tower with video cameras for blind-area smoke detection (Chisholm, Alberta)

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8725
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
2015
Material Type
article
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Thomasson, Jim
Date
2015
Material Type
article
Physical Description
16 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Detection
Video
Series Number
Fire Report
Language
English
Abstract
Although the video camera system designed for the Chisholm Fire Lookout in 2007 and 2008 was successful, researchers were asked if they could design a system that did not depend on CN Rail’s trackside tower. With no other available tower, researchers decided to place the video cameras and the transmission equipment on a portable tower, which they then placed in a strategic location that would ensure good coverage of the blind area as well as an uninterrupted signal to the fire lookout.
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Près de 6,7 M$ pour accélérer le virage numérique

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8718
Author
Le Monde Forestier
Date
29 Mai 2022
Material Type
Reprint
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Author
Le Monde Forestier
Date
29 Mai 2022
Material Type
Reprint
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Wood Manufacturing & Digitalization
Research Area
Advanced Wood Manufacturing
Language
French
Abstract
FPInnovations dans la presse. Voir le Monde Forestier: http://www.lemondeforestier.ca/pres-de-67-m-pour-accelerer-le-virage-numerique/
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1st International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8715
Author
Schroeder, Dave
Date
April 2003
Material Type
workshop
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Schroeder, Dave
Date
April 2003
Material Type
workshop
Physical Description
15 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Wildfire Operations
Subject
Wildfires
Detection
Series
International Wildland Fire Detection Workshop
Language
English
Abstract
The 2003 Wildland Fire Detection Workshop was the first in a series of workshops on fire detection organized by FPInnovations. The workshops take place at the Hinton Training Centre with the goal to bring Canadian and international wildland fire detection expertise together in one place; encouraging communications among participants; and providing ideas & innovations to create solutions for the issues affecting wildfire detection programs today, on every scale, and well into the future.
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Programme initiatives feuillus #1, solutions pour aménager les forêts feuillues et mixtes de faible valeur

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8703
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Meek, Philippe
Date
2011
Material Type
Fiche technique
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Meek, Philippe
Date
2011
Material Type
Fiche technique
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Energy
Commercial thinning
Biomasse
Energie
Eclaircie commerciale
Abatteuse-façonneuse
Copeaux
Granules
Martelage
Productivité
Coûts
Series Number
OT 158
Language
French
Abstract
The harvesting of biomass for energy production, integrated with hardwood harvesting, seems to be a matter of course. Indeed, after processing logs for veneer and various types of sawing, large volumes remain available for pulp and more if there is an active market for energy fibre in the region. Why not collect what is left and use some of it for energy wood production? This article is the second in a series of research projects conducted at FPInnovations and the Canadian Forest Service. They are part of a program aimed at improving the short-term competitiveness of the hardwood forest industry in Eastern Canada.
Abstract
La récolte de biomasse à des fins de production d’énergie, intégrée à des travaux de coupes en forêt feuillue, semble aller de soi. En effet, après le façonnage des billes pour le déroulage et différentes catégories de sciage, de forts volumes demeurent disponibles pour la pâte et davantage si un marché de fibre énergétique est actif dans la région. Pourquoi donc ne pas ramasser ce qui reste et en destiner une partie à la production de bois d’énergie? Cet article est le deuxième d’une série présentant différents projets de recherche effectués chez FPInnovations et au Service canadien des forêts. Ils s’inscrivent dans un programme visant l’amélioration de la compétitivité à court terme de l’industrie forestière feuillue de l’est du Canada.
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FPJoule, outil de conversion du coût énergétique de la biomasse forestière

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8698
Author
Partenariat innovation forêt
Date
2011
Material Type
Outils de transfert
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Partenariat innovation forêt
Date
2011
Material Type
Outils de transfert
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Conversion
Costs
Energy conversion
Energy efficiency
Calcul coûts
Energie
Combustible
Mégawatt
Gigajoule
Electricité
Résidus forestiers
Biomasse
Series Number
OT 155
Language
French
Abstract
With the increase in the price of petroleum products and the withdrawal of of the preferential electricity rate for institutions, interest in forest residues as an energy source is undeniable. Many public institutions are considering converting their current heating system to a biomass boiler.
Abstract
Avec la hausse des prix des produits pétroliers et le retrait du taux préférentiel d’électricité pour les institutions, l’intérêt pour les résidus forestiers comme source d’énergie est indéniable. Plusieurs établissements publics songent à convertir leur système de chauffage actuel vers une chaudière à la biomasse.
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Évaluation de la sécurité des routes routières

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8697
Author
Légère, Glen
Date
2011
Material Type
Outils de transfert
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Légère, Glen
Date
2011
Material Type
Outils de transfert
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Design
LiDAR
Conception
Génie civile
Sécurité
Système mobile
Cartographie géoréférencée
Scanners laser (LiDAR)
Caméras vidéo digitales
Données en 3D
Series Number
OT 154
Language
French
Abstract
Although heavily used by multiple users, forest roads and other and other multi-use roads are not all designed according designed according to the rules of civil engineering. In order to to be able to circulate safely on them, it is necessary to have adequate geometric design with appropriate sight distances and distances and appropriate signage.
Abstract
Bien que très fréquentés par de multiples usagés, les routes forestières et autres chemins multi-usages ne sont pas tous conçus selon les règles du génie civil. De façon à pouvoir y circuler sécuritairement, il est nécessaire d’avoir une conception géométrique adéquate avec des distances de visibilité et une signalisation appropriées.
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Best management practices for winchassist equipment, version 2.0

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8692
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Hunt, Jim
Boswell, Brian
Date
march 2019
Material Type
Research report
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Amishev, Dzhamal
Hunt, Jim
Boswell, Brian
Date
march 2019
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
55 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Forestry
Winches
Harvesting
Systems
FOP Technical Report
FPI TR
Series Number
Technical Report
Language
English
Abstract
Learnings for Best Management Practices were compiled from research projects, on-site discussions with operators and contractors, safety alerts, published reports and discussions with a range of people. These learnings provide guidance for operating winch-assist technology safely and effectively on steep slopes.
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Calculating structural fire resistance of wood-frame assemblies

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Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chorlton, Bronwyn
Chen, Zhiyong
Date
March 2022
Material Type
InfoNote
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Dagenais, Christian
Chorlton, Bronwyn
Chen, Zhiyong
Date
March 2022
Material Type
InfoNote
Physical Description
5 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Fire protection
Structural design
Standards
Wood construction
Language
English
Abstract
This InfoNote summarizes the verification and validation that the current design requirements of Annex B of CSA O86 can also be applied to small framing members used in unprotected and protected lightweight wood-frame assemblies, e.g., walls and floors. With minor editorial changes, the scope of application of Annex B of CSA O86 could include all wood and wood-based products listed in CSA O86, regardless of their original and residual dimensions.
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Modelling of R22+ wood-frame walls. Model validation with experimental measurements

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Author
Holcroft, Neal
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Research report
Field
Sustainable Construction
Author
Holcroft, Neal
Date
April 2022
Material Type
Research report
Physical Description
112 p.
Sector
Wood Products
Field
Sustainable Construction
Research Area
Building Systems
Subject
Wood frame
Performance
British Columbia
Climate
Environment
Series Number
Technical Report TR 2022 N 17
Language
English
Abstract
The overall objective of this study is to provide information to building design practitioners that will help to improve accuracy of hygrothermal models and enable them to better use these models to predict the durability and thermal performance of wood-based building envelopes. To achieve this, hygrothermal models using WUFI Pro software are validated with experimental data obtained from five wood-frame wall assemblies, with different insulation and vapour control strategies, exposed to the climatic conditions of Vancouver from October 2018 to May 2020. This exercise provides a set of model input parameters that the practitioner can use to assess similar structures exposed to similar environmental conditions. Sensitivity analysis is conducted on the model input parameters to establish which are the most important in obtaining a good fit to experimental measurements, and therefore accurate prediction of assembly performance. There is also discussion on limitations of the hygrothermal model.
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Profession chercheur, Martin Girardin

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8609
Author
Tousignant, Aude
Girardin, Martin
Date
2010
Material Type
Article
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Tousignant, Aude
Girardin, Martin
Date
2010
Material Type
Article
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Climate
Fire
feu
climat
croissance
dendrochronologie
tourbière
mélèze
Lac Duparquet
Abitibi
changement climatique
Series Number
OT 139
Language
English
Abstract
Several researchers from the Canadian Forest Service of Natural Resources Canada (CFS) are conducting major research in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region in collaboration with numerous partners. major research projects in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region. This article presents Martin Girardin, an expert in dendrochronology and a specialist in effects of climate change on fire risk, and provides an overview of his work in this region.
Abstract
Plusieurs chercheurs du Service canadien des forêts de Ressources naturelles Canada (SCF) réalisent, en collaboration avec de nombreux partenaires, des travaux de recherche majeurs dans la région de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue. Cet article présente Martin Girardin, expert en dendrochronologie et spécialiste des effets du changement climatique sur le risque de feux, et dresse un survol de ses travaux dans cette région.
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La méthode 1-2-3 : pour une coupe progressive rentable et efficace

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8606
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
2010
Material Type
Fiche technique
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Meek, Philippe
Date
2010
Material Type
Fiche technique
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Partial cutting
Seeding
Harvesting
Coupe partielle
Coupe progressive
Ensemencement
Opération de récolte
Abatteuse
Sélection rapprochée
Series Number
OT 138
Language
English
Abstract
Also known as shelterwood cutting with close selection, the 1-2-3 method developed by FPInnovations is increasingly used as a silvicultural practice adapted to the challenges of ecosystem-based management. This method, used in the first phase of shelterwood cutting, aims to promote the establishment of regeneration before the final harvest. The methods chosen make it possible to reduce the generally high costs of partial cuts by limiting the decrease in productivity of the harvesters caused by the congestion of the caused by the congestion of the residual stand.
Abstract
Aussi appelée, coupe progressive avec sélection rapprochée, la méthode 1-2-3 mise au point par FPInnovations est de plus en plus utilisée à titre de pratique sylvicole adaptée aux enjeux de l’aménagement écosystémique. Cette méthode, employée lors de la première phase de la coupe progressive, a pour objectif de favoriser l’établissement de la régénération avant la récolte finale. Les modalités choisies permettent de diminuer les coûts généralement élevés des coupes partielles en limitant les baisses de productivité des abatteuses qui sont causées par l’encombrement du peuplement résiduel.
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La biomasse forestière 7 : le développement d'une bioéconomie au Canada

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8599
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2009
Material Type
Fiche technique 7
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2009
Material Type
Fiche technique 7
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Biomass
Plantations
Fiber composition
Mapping
Biomasse
Centre canadien sur la fibre
Plantation croissance rapide
Bimat
Caractérisation de la fibre
Source d'approvisionnement
Outil cartographique
Series Number
OT 135
Language
English
Abstract
Canada is part of a global effort to replace the use of fossil fuels, which are major emitters of greenhouse gases, with cleaner alternatives. The Canadian Wood Fibre Centre (CWFC) is pursuing research in this area by looking at forest biomass as a substitute for petroleum products. Its research focuses on forest biomass supply sources (quantity available, location, harvesting costs, environmental impacts) and also on the characterization of wood fibre in order to develop new products for various uses.
Abstract
Le Canada s’inscrit dans le déploiement d’efforts à l’échelle mondiale en vue de remplacer l’utilisation de combustibles fossiles, grands émetteurs de gaz à effet de serre, par des alternatives moins polluantes. Le Centre canadien sur la fibre de bois (CCFB) poursuit des recherches en ce sens en s’intéressant à la biomasse forestière comme substitut aux produits pétroliers. Ses recherches portent sur les sources d’approvisionnement en biomasse forestière (la quantité disponible, la localisation, les coûts de récolte, les impacts environnementaux) et aussi sur la caractérisation de la fibre de bois afin de développer de nouveaux produits qui seront utilisés à diverses fins.
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Actes du colloque les ravageurs forestiers exotiques : prévenir pour protéger nos forêts, prévenir pour protéger nos marchés

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Author
DesRochers, Pierre
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2009
Material Type
Actes du colloque
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
DesRochers, Pierre
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2009
Material Type
Actes du colloque
Physical Description
111 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Insects
Diseases
Insectes
Maladies
Exotiques
Nématode du pin
Réglementation phytosanitaire
Agrile du frêne
Longicorne asiatique
Longicorne brun de l’épinette
Sirex européen du pin
Infestation
Series Number
OT 134
Language
English
Abstract
The purpose of the symposium was to raise awareness of the urgent need to act to protect our forests and markets from exotic forest pests. The objectives were to: increase or improve prevention and detection measures against exotic forest pests; to make known the degree of involvement of each actor concerned; and promote exchanges and networking. The objectives were: to increase or improve prevention and detection measures against exotic forest pests; to make known the degree of involvement of each stakeholder; and to promote exchanges and networking.
Abstract
Le colloque avait pour but de sensibiliser les participants à l’urgence d’agir pour protéger nos forêts et nos marchés contre les ravageurs forestiers exotiques. Les objectifs poursuivis étaient les suivants : augmenter ou améliorer les mesures de prévention et de détection contre les ravageurs forestiers exotiques; faire connaître le degré d’implication de chaque acteur concerné; et favoriser les échanges et le réseautage.
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La biomasse forestière 5 : les biocombustibles solides, générateurs de bioénergie

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8565
Author
Desjardins, Nancy
Date
2009
Material Type
Fiche technique
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Desjardins, Nancy
Date
2009
Material Type
Fiche technique
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Bioenergy
Biomass
Biofuels
Densification
Bioénergie
Biomasse
Biocombustibles
Bois densifié
Chaufferie
Cogénération
Forintek
Series Number
OT 126
Language
English
Abstract
Forest biomass can be used to produce biofuels in solid, liquid and gaseous form. This article focuses on solid fuels and the feeding of cogeneration plants and institutional boiler rooms. Liquid and gaseous fuels will be the subject of future articles in this series.
Abstract
La biomasse forestière permet de produire des biocombustibles sous forme solide, liquide et gazeuse. Cet article porte sur les combustibles solides et l’alimentation des centrales de cogénération et des chaufferies institutionnelles. Les combustibles liquides et gazeux feront l’objet des prochains articles de cette série.
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Plani-S : un guide d’aide à la décision pour la conception, l’installation et la sélection des traverses de cours d’eau

https://library.fpinnovations.ca/en/permalink/fpipub8564
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2009
Material Type
Outils de transfert
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2009
Material Type
Outils de transfert
Physical Description
2 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Water crossings
Flow measurement
Software
Traverses cours d'eau
Ponceaux
Ponts
Habitats poissons
Calcul débit
Plani-route
Series Number
OT 124
Language
English
Abstract
Plani-S offers those responsible for the construction and maintenance of forest roads (forest industry, wildlife stakeholders, municipalities, etc.) the necessary information on the means available to them to better manage their water crossings. More specifically, they will obtain practical information on: the calculation of stream flow; proper installation of stream crossings; existing erosion control products; and maintenance and inspection of stream crossings.
Abstract
Plani-S offre aux responsables de la construction et de l’entretien de chemins forestiers (industrie forestière, intervenants fauniques, municipalités, etc.) l’information nécessaire sur les moyens mis à leur disposition pour mieux gérer leurs traverses de cours d’eau. Plus précisément, ils obtiendront des renseignements pratiques sur: le calcul du débit des cours d’eau; l’installation adéquate des traverses de cours d’eau; les produits existants pour le contrôle de l’érosion; et l’entretien et l’inspection des traverses de cours d’eau.
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Qu’est-ce que DiagFor ?

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Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2008
Material Type
Article
Field
Fibre Supply
Author
Mercier, Guyta
Date
2008
Material Type
Article
Physical Description
1 p.
Sector
Forest Operations
Field
Fibre Supply
Research Area
Forestry
Subject
Contractors
Harvesting
Performance
Entrepreneurs forestiers
Récolte
Questionnaire
Amélioration continue
Series Number
OT 112
Language
English
Abstract
A high-performance company is one whose operational process is under control at the organizational, financial and environmental levels. DiagFor is a tool that allows you to evaluate the performance of a company, to identify areas for improvement and to position yourself in relation to others.
Abstract
Une entreprise performante est celle dont le processus opérationnel est sous contrôle sur les plans organisationnel, financier et environnemental. DiagFor est un outil qui permet d’évaluer la performance d’une entreprise, d’identifier les points d’amélioration et de se positionner par rapport aux autres.
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