Plywood Blog

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15 mm of plywood every year

Friday 18 November 2022. – Last Tuesday earth’s population reached 8 billion. The plywood industry is not directly related to birthrate or mortality, but I started to wonder how much plywood 8 billion people consume. Is plywood consumption increasing or decreasing on a global scale? How…
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Art of plywood negotiation

Monday 7 November 2022. – In the late pandemic era, many plywood contract discussions are done over a video call, but luckily some negotiations take place face to face. This old-school approach is appreciated particularly when companies share a long history together. The larger the…
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Trust matters

Friday 21 October 2022. – This week British prime minister Liz Truss resigned after six weeks of service. That’s quick. The trust in Truss was lost. Fortunately, the company CEOs usually last longer than six weeks. According to consulting company Korn Ferry’s analysis, the average…
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Diamonds are forever, how about sanctions?

Friday 7 October 2022. – I have never visited Cuba, but when the country is mentioned, my mind gets full of images of the streets of Havana with old buildings and classic American cars. Why cars? I cannot imagine any other country that brings car…
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99 days to 2023

Friday 23 September 2022. – The US housing starts jumped unexpectedly by 12.2% in August 2022 compared to July. However, the starts had dropped in July which partly explains the August recovery. The longer-term indicator, housing permits, lowered by 10% in August according to the…
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Price control

Friday 9 September 2022. – Inflation means that things get more expensive, right? And high inflation means that things get quickly more expensive? The consumer price inflation in the USA and in the Eurozone has exceeded 8% in recent months (year-on-year). That is high compared…
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Hiding or selling

Friday 26 August 2022. – Plywood selling in an overdemand situation is not really selling if selling is understood as finding new customers. In strong demand, there is more use for hiding skills than selling skills. Salespersons spend their time by arranging and splitting volumes…