The timber industry...... A time for change

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The results of Phase two of a government-sponsored Competitiveness Study, 1995-98.
This report concentrates on the industry's customers -builders and construction industry clients. Survey results pinpoint areas where the timber industry can improve performance. Case studies highlight five challenges to existing practices and beliefs to demonstrate the benefits and advantages that can be achieved through change. Supply chain co-operation and partnering, coupled with lean-thinking strategies are key aspects in the route to success.


  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • Terms of reference
  • Research aims and methodology
  • Survey One:
    • Builders; Where products are sourced
    • Builders; Factors influencing choice of timber
    • Builders; Factors encouraging continued use of timber
    • Builders; Weaknesses of timber
    • Builders; Strengths/weaknesses of timber
    • Builders; Specification
  • Survey Two - Construction clients and the timber industry
  • Pointing the way
  • The timber industry - A challenge for the future
  • Conclusions and recommendations
  • Positive action

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