In 1886, a group of lumbermen formed The Lumbermens Exchange to join forces to reduce expenses, increase buying power, and share information and services.
It was also through their mutual needs and values that PLM was born. In the spirit of this group, we present The PLM Exchange, our blog where we can share our industry-specific knowledge, ideas, and resources with our stakeholders and the wood community.
Telematics is the combination of two words: telecommunication and informatics. It is defined as a blend of computers and wireless telecommunications technology to efficiently convey information over vast networks to improve a variety of services, in this case, fleet management. Telematics systems operate by connecting a device, like GPS or a camera, to a desired… [Read More]
In today’s digital era, businesses are capitalizing on the functionality of the internet and digital infrastructures for their daily operations. Modern technology has brought us many programs to increase proficiency and simplicity in multiple facets of our work and personal lives. However, as our digital footprints grow, so does the risks associated with our online… [Read More]
Since 2004, the United States has recognized the month of September as National Preparedness Month. It is a time when countless organizations remind people to be ready for any disaster (whether it be man-made or natural) that could have lingering effects on the livelihood of one’s community or business. The COVID-19 pandemic and the recent… [Read More]
75% of US businesses are underinsured, and in many cases, business owners are not aware of their lack of coverage until after a loss has occurred. For too many, that means rebuilding or getting operations fully back in order may cost hundreds of thousands of dollars beyond what insurance will pay. That is why it… [Read More]
Over the years, catastrophic (CAT) events have been increasing in frequency and severity with new areas of the country being affected that have not been before. Like most catastrophic events, wildfires are an inevitable force of nature. Although, they are unavoidable and often detrimental to the operations of a business, there are precautionary measures to… [Read More]
One of the biggest challenges wood product operations face is how to handle the accumulation of combustible dust. When working with wood, sawdust build-up is inevitable. It gathers on every surface and can be extremely hazardous to any operation. When wood dust is present, there is not only the explosion hazard from fine particles in… [Read More]
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