Urs Buehlmann

Professor of Sustainable Biomaterials; Extension Specialist, Ph.D. (Virginia Tech)
Urs Buehlmann photo
Brooks Forest Products Center (0503)
1650 Research Center Drive
Blacksburg, VA
24061

Urs works in the area of manufacturing systems engineering and business competitiveness. His activities also address issues relating to globalization. He teaches secondary wood products manufacturing. He is a member of the Sloan Foundation Forest Industries Center, an Adjunct Professor at Universite Laval, a member of the board of WoodLINKS USA, and a member of the education committee of the Association of Woodworking and Furnishing Suppliers (AWFS). Urs moved to Virginia Tech in 2007 from Enkeboll Designs, where he was General Manager.  

 Areas of Expertise

  • Manufacturing Systems Engineering
  • Lean Manufacturing
  • Business Benchmarking
  • Competitive Strategy
  • Globalization

Education

  • B.S. - Swiss Institute of Wood Technology, 1993
  • M.S. - Virginia Tech, 1998
  • Ph.D. - Virginia Tech, 1998

Wood Design and Innovation
SBIO3446 Fall 2014
Instructor: Buehlmann, Urs
Number of Students: 9

Global Forest Sustainability
SBIO 2784 Fall 2013
Instructor: Buehlmann, Urs
Number of Students: 23

Introduction to Wood Design and Craftsmanship
SBIO 1234 Fall 2013
Instructor: Kline, D. Earl and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 20

Wood Design and Innovation
SBIO 3446 Fall 2013
Instructor: Kline, D. Earl and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 9

Global Forest Sustainability
FOR 2784 Fall 2013
Instructor: Buehlmann, Urs
Number of Students: 36

Wood Products Manufacturing
WOOD 3634 Fall 2013
Instructor: Dr. Brian Bond and Dr. Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 26

Wood Design and Innovation II
SBIO 3446 Spring 2013
Instructor: D. Earl Kline and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 18

Intro to Wood, Design, and Craftsmanship
SBIO 1234 Fall 2012
Instructor: D. Earl Kline and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 20

Graduate Student Seminar
WOOD 5004 Fall 2012
Instructor: Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 15

Wood Products Manufacturing
SBIO 3634 Fall 2012
Instructor: Brian Bond and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 21

Introduction to Wood Science
1234 Fall 2010
Instructor: Earl Kline and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 18

Wood Products Manufacturing
3634 Fall 2010
Instructor: Urs Buehlmann and Brian Bond
Number of Students: 9

Wood Products Manufacturing
4984 Fall 2010
Instructor: Brian Bond and Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 12

Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing
3544 Spring 2008
Instructor: Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 11

Secondary Wood Products Manufacturing
3544 Spring 2008
Instructor: Urs Buehlmann
Number of Students: 11

  • Enis Kucuk.  2016.  M.S.  Lean Manufacturing: Set-Up Time Reduction In Secondary Wood Manufacturing Facilities In North America.
  • Professor(s):  Urs Buehlmann
  • Adrienn Andersch.  2014.  Ph.D.  Lean Implementation and the Role of Lean Accounting in the Transportation Equipment Manufacturing Industry.
  • Professor(s):  Urs Buehlmann
  • Mathias Schmitt. 2012. Ph.D. Leadership and health care performance.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann
  • Kevin Knight. 2012. M.S. The Effect of Green Insulation Standards on Moisture Accumulation within Framing of Residential Structures.
    Professor(s): Buehlmann and Hindman
  • Ezechiel Prampin. 2011. M.S. Consumer perception of bamboo-based products in Virginia as decision support for plant layout in Haiti. Quisqueya University, Haiti.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann and Daniel Hindman
  • Christian Fricke. 2010. M.S. Lean Management: Awareness, Implementation Status, and Need for Implementation Support in Virginia's Wood Industry.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann
  • Junior Francois. 2010. M.S. B.S. Mechanical properties of bamboo-based lumber and potential for structural use. Quisqueya University, Haiti.
    Professor(s): Daniel Hindman and Urs Buehlmann
  • Baidy Ba. 2009. M.S. Poverty alleviation and non-timber forest products in Senegal: The role of small scale enterprises.
    Professor(s): Buehlmann, Urs
  • Rebecca Buck. 2009. M.S. Integrating the Least-Cost Grade-Mix Solver into ROMI.
    Professor(s): Buehlmann, Urs
  • Gavin Wherry. 2009. M.S. Trends and Diversification in The Manufactured Home Industry.
    Professor(s): Buehlmann, Urs
  • Drouin Myriam. 2009. Ph.D. tude de la variability de la couleur du bois de bouleau - papier (Betula Papyrifera Marsh.) et analyse de son impact sur la quality et la valeur des sciages.
    Professor(s): R. Beauregard
  • Torsten Lihra. 2009. Ph.D. La personnalisation de masse pour l'industrie du meuble en bois.
    Professor(s): Buehlmann, Urs and Robert Beauregard
  • Daniel Saloni. 2007. Ph.D. Processing Monitoring and Control System Design, Evaluation and Implementation of Abrasive Machining Processes.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann (until 2005), finished degree with Richard Lemaster
  • Maurice Deaver. 2006. M.S. Economic feasibility of a solid hardwood panel manufacturing enterprise.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann
  • Robert Stallings. 2006. M.S. Recycling of surface contaminated wood via waste stream remediation.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann (until 2005), finished degree with Richard Lemaster. This was Master of WP (non-thesis)
  • Chris Moriarty. 2006. M.S. Predicting wooden I-joist glueline temperatures using heat transfer models and comparison to ASTM E119 fire resistance testing.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann (until 2005), finished degree with Perry Peralta
  • Lucia Morales. 2006. M.S. Determining the Economics of New Moulder Configurations.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann (until 2005), finished degree with Richard Lemaster
  • Veronique Rancourt. 2004. M.S. Evaluation et selection de technologies de detection de defauts dans le bois de sciage.
    Professor(s): Ait Kadi, Daoud and Urs Buehlmann
  • Xiaoqiu Zuo. 2003. Ph.D. Improving lumber cut-up manufacturing efficiency using optimization methods.
    Professor(s): Phil Mitchell, Urs Buehlmann (Advisory and committee member)
  • Rolf Zaech. 2001. M.S. Lumber-grade cost evaluation.
    Professor(s): Urs Buehlmann. This was for Engineer (Applied University). Swiss Institute of Wood Technology
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2017. January 2017 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 258NP. March 2017, 92 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2017. January 2017 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 259NP. March 2017, 67 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2017. December 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 250NP. February 2017, 82 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2017. December 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 251NP. February 2017, 78 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2017. November 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 246NP. January 2017, 94 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2017. November 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 247NP. January 2017, 103 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. October 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 237NP. December 2016, 82 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. October 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 238NP. December 2016, 73 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. September 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 207NP. November 2016, 75 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. September 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 208NP. November 2016, 65 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. August 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 229NP. October 2016, 77 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. August 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 230NP. October 2016, 70 pp.
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  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. July 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 223NP. September 2016, 73 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. July 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 224NP. September 2016, 66 pp.
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  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. June 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 218NP. August 2016, 71 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. June 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 219NP. August 2016, 71 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. May 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 213NP. July 2016, 75 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. May 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 214NP. July 2016, 78 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. April 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 207NP. June 2016, 68 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. April 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 208NP. June 2016, 69 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. March 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 202NP. May 2016, 80 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. March 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 203NP. May 2016, 69 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2016. March 2016 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. May 2016, 46 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. February 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR196NP. April 2016, 78 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. February 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR197NP. April 2016, 75 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2016. February 2016 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. April 2016, 45 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. January 2016 Housing Commentary: Section I. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR189NP. March 2016, 67 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. January 2016 Housing Commentary: Section II. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR190NP. March 2016, 66 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2016. January 2016 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. March 2016, 46 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. December 2015 Housing Commentary: A. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 182NP. February 2016, 65 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. December 2015 Housing Commentary: Part B. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-ANR 183NP. February 2016, 73 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2016. December 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. February 2016, 48 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. November 2015 Housing Commentary: Part A. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-701NP. January 2016, 63 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2016. November 2015 Housing Commentary: Part B. Virginia Extension Publication VCE-702NP. January 2016, 58 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2016. November 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. January 2016, 50 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. October 2015 Housing Commentary; Section I. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-189NP. December 2015, 61 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. October 2015 Housing Commentary; Section II. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-190NP. December 2015, 41 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. October 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. December 2015, 51 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. September 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. November 2015, 49 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. September 2015 Housing Commentary; Part A: Current Data. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-170NP. November 2015, 56 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. September 2015 Housing Commentary; Part B: Current Markets. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-171NP. November 2015, 46 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. August 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. October 2015, 45 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. August 2015 Housing Commentary; Part A: Current Data. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-166NP. October 2015, 55 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. August 2015 Housing Commentary; Part B: Current Markets. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-167NP. October 2015, 47 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. August 2015 Housing Commentary; Part C: Demographics/Economics. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-168NP. October 2015, 26 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Alderman. 2015. August 2015 Housing Commentary; Part D: Forecasts. Virginia Extension Publication ANR-169NP. October 2015, 41 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. July 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. September 2015, 55 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. April 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. June 2015, xx pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. March 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. May 2015, xx pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. February 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. April 2015, 43 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. January 2015 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. March 2015, 38 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. December 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. February 2015, 36 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2015. November 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. January 2015, 31 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. October 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. December 2014, 45 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. September 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. November 2014, 50 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. August 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. October 2014, 51 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. July 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. September 2014, 51 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. June 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. August 2014, 50 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. May 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. July 2014, 45 pp.
  • Andersch, A., U. Buehlmann, J. Palmer, J. K. Wiedenbeck, and S. Lawser. 2014. Product costing guide for wood dimension and component manufacturers. Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-140. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 31 p.
  • Thomas, R. Edward, T. Grueneberg, and U. Buehlmann. 2014. ROMI 4.0:  Rough Mill Simulator 4.0 User’s Manual. Gen. Tech. Rep. NE-328. Newtown Square, PA: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 96 p.
  • Thomas, R. E., T. Grueneberg, and U. Buehlmann. 2014. ROMI-4 Users Manual. General Technical Report NRS-143. USDA Forest Service, Northern Research Station. Newtown Square, PA. 82 pp.
  • Quesada, H., U. Buehlmann, and E. Arias. 2013. Pensamiento Lean: Ejemplos y Aplicaciones en la Industria de Productos de Madera. Virginia Cooperative Extension Publication. Publication 420-002S. 17pp.
  • Quesada H. and U. Buehlmann. 2012. Lean supply chain management in the wood products industry: Examples and applications. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication. Publication 420-002. 15pp.
  • Espinoza O. and U. Buehlmann. 2014. Health & prevention influencer research - summary of results. Report delivered to Robert Bosch Corporation. February 2014. 46 pp.
  • Palmer, J., Adrienn Andersch, Jan Wiedenbeck and Urs Buehlmann. 2014. Users guide for WoodCite, a product quotation tool for wood component manufacturers (computer program) Gen. Tech. Rep. NRS-126. Newton Square, PA, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service, Northern Research Station. 12 p.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. April 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. June 2014, 68 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. March 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. May 2014, 132 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. January 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. March 2014, 26 pp.
  • Espinoza, Omar, Urs Buehlmann, Matthew Bumgardner, and Robert Smith. 2014. Intermediaries in the U.S. hardwood lumber market: Comparing and contrasting sawmills and distributors. BioRes. 9(4), 6527-6539.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. December 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. February 2014, 38 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. November 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. January 2014, 119 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2014. Housing market updates. Sustainable Biomaterials Newsletter 9(1):16-17.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. September 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. November 2013, 55 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. August 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. October 2013, 64 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. October 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. December 2013, 64 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2014. February 2014 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. April 2014, 38 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2013. Housing market updates. Sustainable Biomaterials Newsletter 8(2):8-9.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2013. November 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. January 2013, 31 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2013. December 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. February 2013, 40 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2013. January 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. March 2013, 10 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2013. February 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. April 2013, 10 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2013. May 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. July 2012, 62 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2013. May 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. July 2013, 53 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2013. Markets and Market Forces for Secondary Wood Products. In: The Global Forest Sector - Changes, Practices, and Prospects. Editors: E. Hansen, R. Panwar, and R. Vlosky. CRC Press Taylor & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 13-978-1-4398-7928-3. pp. 77 - 98.
  • Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2013. June 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. August 2013, 61 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2013. July 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. September 2013, 62 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2013. March 2013 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. May 2013, 48 pp.
  • Smith, Robert, Urs Buehlmann, and Matthew Bumgardner. 2013. Impacts of changing hardwood markets on distribution channels. Final Report for Cooperative Agreement. USDA Forest Service, Princeton, WV. 18 pgs.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. July 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. September 2012, 54 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. March 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. 65 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. February 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. April 2012, 50 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. January 2012 housing notes: Remodeling, households, and Europe. Virginia Tech research report. March 2012, 53 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. December 2011 housing notes: Starts, sales, permits, and inventory. Virginia Tech research report, 57 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Delton Alderman. 2012. November 2011 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. January 2012, 45 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. October 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. December 2012, 46 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. August 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. October 2012, 42 pp.
  • Grueneberg, Timo, R. Edward Thomas, and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. Attention rough mill and plant managers - rough mill simulator update launched. Press release. August 2012. 1 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. June 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. August 2012, 56 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. April 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. June 2012, 60 pp.
  • Alderman, Delton and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. September 2012 housing notes. Virginia Tech research report. November 2012, 38 pp.
  • Espinoza, Omar, Brian Bond, and Urs Buehlmann. 2011. Impact of energy prices on the US hardwood industry. Final survey report. Virginia Tech. Blacksburg, VA. 15 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. Michael Sperber joins department. Inside VTWood (6)3:5.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. Timo Gruneberg joins department. Inside VTWood (6)3:5.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. Ezechiel Prampin joins the department. Inside VTWood 6(1):2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. Virginia Tech faculty explains mass customization to wood products manufacturers. Inside VTWood 6(1):3-4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. Buehlmann et al. fourth most read article on Woodworkingnetwork. Inside VTWood 6(1):4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. VTLeanTeam works with financial services company. Inside VTWood (6)7-8:13-15.
  • Schmitt, Mathias, Ana Serrano, and Urs Buehlmann. 2011. VTLeanTeam supports Lean transformation at Rochester Shoe Tree. Inside VTWood (6)7-8:10-13.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. VT faculty obtains six sigma green belt. Inside VTWood (6)7-8:10.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. VT Faculty led team wins first prize from Masco Corporation. Inside VTWood (6)7-8:7-8.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. Why Lean Administration? Lean@VirginiaTech conducts Lean administration workshop in Morrisville, NC. Inside VTWood (6)4-5:9-10.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2011. VT faculty helps VA company save $300,000. Inside VTWood (6)4-5:7-8.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Al Schuler, and Janice K. Wiedenbeck. 2011. Virginia Tech faculty presents to West Virginia's Forest Management Review Commission (FMRC) Inside VTWood (6)7-8:8-10.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Virginia Tech conducts lumber yield workshop. Inside VTWood 5(11/12):9-10.
  • Espinoza, Omar, Robert Smith, Urs Buehlmann, and Matthew Bumgardner. 2010. Changing Markets and Supply Chains for the Hardwood Sawmill Industry. CFPMM Research Update. April. 6 pages.
  • Smith, Robert L. and Urs Buehlmann. 2010. Impacts of Changing Hardwood Markets on Distribution Channels. Final Report for Joint Venture Agreement #07-JV-11242300-133. USDA Forest Service, Princeton, West Virginia.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. How to achieve stable processes through total productive maintenance (TPM) Woodshop News. pp. 7.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Wood Education and Resource Center sponsors international hardwood conference. Inside VTWood 5(9):5.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Furniture manufacturing and quality control workshop in Mexico. Inside VTWood 5(9):2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. How to achieve business success - Lean, TPM, or Six Sigma? IWF Ichannel Newsletter, June.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Why Lean? Lean@Virginia Tech conducts Lean workshop in Richmond, VA. Inside VTWood 5(11/12):8-9.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Virginia Tech faculty teach in New England. Inside VTWood 5(11/12):7.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Phil Araman, and Robert Bush. 2010. Pallet re-use and recycling saves high value material from landfills. Engagement Matters, College of Natural Resources, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA, 2(1):8.
  • Espinoza, Omar, Robert Smith, Urs Buehlmann, and Matthew Bumgardner. 2010. Changing markets and supply chains for the hardwood sawmill industry. Research Update. Center for Forest Products Marketing and Management, March, pgs. 1-6.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Lean Management Week at Department. Inside VTWood 5(3):3.
  • Schmitt, Mathias and Urs Buehlmann. 2010. VTLeanTeam members conduct research in The Netherlands. Inside VTWood 5(6):4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. How to achieve stable processes through total productive maintenance (TPM) IWF Ichannel Newsletter, June.
  • Zhuo, Angela, Mathias Schmitt, and Urs Buehlmann. 2010. VTLeanTeam supports Lean transformation at Swan Corp. Inside VTWood 5(5):8-11.
  • Fricke, Christian and Urs Buehlmann. 2010. Volvo Trucks' “Race to Excellence"" Inside VTWood 5(5):5-6.
  • Wang, Chao and Urs Buehlmann. 2010. VTLeanTeam discovers canoeing. Inside VTWood 5(5):7-8.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2010. Department of Wood Science and Forest Products at IWF in Atlanta, GA. Inside VTWood 5(8):5-6.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Earl Kline. 2009. Lean thinking workshop in Harrisonburg, VA. Inside VTWood 4(11):4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Seminar on extruded wood polymer composites on May 8, 2009. Inside VTWood 4(15):6.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Remaining competitive in wood component production workshop. Inside VTWood 4(15):3-4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Pallet reuse and recycling workshop held in Chesapeake, VA. nside VTWood 4(15):3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Workshop for remaining competitive in hardwood components production. Inside VTWood 4(12):3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. VT Supports Competitiveness of our State’s Forest Industries - A $25 Billion Industry in the Commonwealth. News You Can Use. Virginia Tech - College of Natural Resources. Spring 2009. pp 1.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Manufacturing systems team learns about baseball. Inside VTWood 4(15):5.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Lean thinking simulation practiced at Brooks Center. Inside VTWood 4(10):4.
  • Espinoza, Omar, Urs Buehlmann, Robert Smith, Matthew Bumgardner. 2009. Survey results: Hardwood lumber supply chain and the role of lumber distributors. Research Update. Center for Forest Products Marketing and Management. December 2009. 1-4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Earl Kline. 2009. Lean thinking workshop series concluded. Inside VTWood 4(17):2-3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Urs Uehlinger. 2009. Manufacturing Systems Automation in Europe. Inside VTWood 4(17):3-4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Faculty helps Merillat Kitchen Cabinet team win Masco Six Sigma award. Inside VTWood 4(18):2-3.
  • Lihra, Torsten, Urs Buehlmann and Robert Beauregard. 2009. Opportunities and challenges of furniture manufacturers implementing mass customization. Book Chapter. In: M. Tseng and F. Piller. 2009. Advances in Mass Customization and Personalization. World Scientific Press. Singapore. Volume 2, pp. 965-976.
  • Schmitt, Mathias and Urs Buehlmann. 2009. Lean Management. Inside VTWood 4(24):2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Pallet Recycling. Inside VTWood 4(8):5-6.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Manufacturing systems team visits Boeing. Inside VTWood 4(29):4-5.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Phil Araman. 2009. Pallet re-use and recycling workshop held in South Boston, VA. Inside VTWood 4(11):3-4.
  • Hubbe, M.A. and U. Buehlmann. 2009. A continuing reverence for wood. (Invited editorial). BioResources 5(1):1-2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Lightweight panel supply chain directory. Industry directory. http://lightweightconstruction.org.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Lean Management Week at Department. Inside VTWood 4(25):2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Workshop for remaining competitive in hardwood components production. Inside VTWood 4(4):3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Virginia Tech awarded grant for lean transformation research. Inside VTWood 4(5):1.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2009. Lean thinking workshop in Abingdon, VA. Inside VTWood 4(13):3.
  • Gonin, Marc Andre and Urs Buehlmann. 2009. Visiting Scientist Spotlight. Inside VTWood 4(6):2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. Urs Buehlmann joins Department of Wood Science and Forest Products. Engagement Matters. College of Natural Resources. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 1(2):9.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. First Think Light Symposium - Innovative Lightweight Panels. Inside VTWood 3(25):7.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. VT researchers visit NAHB’s new laboratory and market research facility. Inside VTWood 3(21):2-3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. VT represented at European Forest Week in Rome. Inside VTWood 3(31):1-3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. Manufacturing Systems Team hike to Rocky Knob. Inside VTWood 3(32):1-2.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. First Think Light Symposium - Innovative Lightweight Panels. Engagement Matters. College of Natural Resources. Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA. 1(3):3. September 2008.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Matthew Bumgardner, Al Schuler, and Jeff Crissey. 2008. The Secondary Wood Industry and the Housing Downturn. Research Update. Center for Forest Products Marketing and Management. Fall 2008. pp. 1-4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2008. Think Light - Innovative Lightweight Panel Symposium. Inside VTWood 3(32):4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs., Al Schuler, Matt Bumgardner, and Mark Barford. 2007. Assessing the economic impacts of global competition on the Appalachian hardwood industry. Final Research Report. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Princeton Laboratory. Princeton, WV, 5 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Lesley Grieco. 2005. Opportunity for applied wood products education. Report to the Dean of the Agricultural Institute. Report to the Dean of the Agricultural Institute. NCSU, Raleigh, NC, 48 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Matthew Bumgardner. 2005. Supplement to evaluation of furniture retailer ordering decisions in the United States. General Revenue Report Project No. 685-4505. Forintek Canada Corp., Eastern Division. St. Foy, Quebec, Canada, 5 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Matthew Bumgardner. 2005. Evaluation of furniture retailer ordering decisions in the United States. General Revenue Report Project No. 685-4505. Forintek Canada Crop., Eastern Division. St. Foy, Quebec, Canada.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Matthew Bumgardner. 2005. Evaluation des decisions d'achats des dataillants de meubles aux stats-Unis. Project General Revenue No. 685-4505. Forintek Canada Crop., Division de l'Est. St. Foy, Quebec, Canada.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2004. Impact of Chinese imports on the U.S. Forest Products Industries. Letter to Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Members of the United States - China Economic and Security Review Commission.. In: Hearing before the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission. January 30, 2004. pp. 146-150.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, and Al Schuler. 2004. Impact of Chinese Imports on the U.S. Forest Products Industries. Letter to Roger W. Robinson, Chairman and Members of the United States - China Economic and Security Review Commission, February 12, 2004, 5 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2004. Letter to Richard Pombo, Chairman and members of the United States Committee on Resources - subcommittee on Forests and Forest Health - issues affecting jobs in the Forest Industry, February 26, 2004, 4 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2004. Cedar Ridge WoodLINKS USA High School program advisory board meeting minutes - April meeting. WoodLINKS USA and Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC, 6 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Timo Grueneberg, and Richard Lemaster. 2004. Tool wear caused by machinging wood plastic composites - tool materials / tool wear. Research Project Technical Summary Report. Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 6 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Daniel Merz, and Richard Lemaster. 2004. Abrasion resistance of woodfiber-plastic composites - material properties. Research Project Technical Summary Report. Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 6 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Al Schuler and Matt Bumgardener. 2004. Evaluation of the future competititive outlook for U.S. furniture and cabinet companies. Final Research Report. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, WV, 54 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Al Schuler and Matt Bumgardener. 2004. Evaluation of the future competititive outlook for U.S. furniture and cabinet companies. Final Research Report. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, WV, 54 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Tom Fluharty. 2004. NC pallet recycling survey 2004. Survey Report. . North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Pollution Prevention, Raleigh, NC, 23 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Tom Fluharty. 2004. NC pallet recycling survey 2004. Survey Report. . North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Pollution Prevention, Raleigh, NC, 23 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Tom Fluharty. 2004. NC pallet recycling survey 2004. Survey Report. . North Carolina Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Division of Pollution Prevention, Raleigh, NC, 23 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2004. Competititve strategies for the U.S. wood products industries. Enkeboll Corp., Carson, CA, 112 pp.
  • Buehlmann, U. and D. Merz. 2004. Wood fiber: Supply, demand, quality, and potential. Video Documentation of the Carolina-Chesapeake Section Meeting of the Forest Products Society, September 11, 2003 - Wood fiber: Supply, demand, quality, and potential. Raleigh, NC.
  • Muller Paul and Urs Buehlmann. 2004. From landfill to living room: Turning pallets into flooring. NCSU News Release. March 18, 2004.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2004. Weeklong camp linking students, wood products program a success. NCSU-CNR News Release. Raleigh, NC.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Al Schuler, Maria Jose Nunez and Ricardo Concalves. 2004. SMART furniture manufacturing. A North American perspective. IMS International Forum 2004. Cernobbio, Italy. pp. 1221-1227.
  • Muller Paul and Urs Buehlmann. 2004. From landfill to living room: Turning pallets into flooring. NCSU Bulletin. April 2, 2004. pp3.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2004. Cedar Ridge WoodLINKS USA High School program advisory board meeting minutes - August meeting. WoodLINKS USA and Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC, 4 pp.
  • Mouw, Scott, and Urs Buehlmann. 2003. Estimate of Available Waste Wood in North Carolina in 2002. NC Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance and North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 7 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Steve Wilkins. 2003. Converting discarded pallet waste to hardwood flooring and wall panels. Final Research Report. Land-of-Sky Regional Council, Asheville, NC, 54 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Timo Grueneberg. 2003. Wear resistance and surface roughness testing II. Research Report. Trex Company, Inc., Winchester, VA, 7 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Collette Breuil. 2003. Evaluation perodique des programmes de maitrise et doctorat en sciences du bois . [Periodiacal review of masters and doctoral programs at the Department of Wood Science]. Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada, 16 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Lesley Grieco. 2003. Cedar Ridge WoodLINKS USA High School program advisory board meeting minutes . WoodLINKS USA and Cedar Ridge High School, Hillsborough, NC, 2 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2003. WoodLINKS USA high school teachers' masters program. Meeting Minutes, Grand Rapids, MI, 5 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2003. Assessment of the international competitiveness of the U.S. furniture industry. Final research report. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, WV, 45 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Xiaoqiu Zuo, and Edward R. Thomas. 2003. Optimizing lumber grade mix with respect to lumber cost and processing. Final research report. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Princeton Laboratory, Princeton, WV, 69 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2003. Wake County pallet recycling workshop. Final Grant Report, Wake County, Raleigh, NC, 5 pp.
  • Wiedenbeck, Janice K., Urs Buehlmann, and Al Schuler. 2003. Value-added wood products: Raw material supply chain and global competitiveness. Mohawk Industries, Inc., Galhoun, GA, 52 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Daniel Merz, and Tony LaPasha. 2003. Wear resistance and surface roughness testing I. Research Report, Trex Company, Inc., Winchester, VA, 7 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and David Ashcraft. 2003. Center for wood products and business industry studies (CWPBIS) A white paper submitted to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 15 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2003. Wood Reuse and Recycling - Recycled Products in: Yearbook of Science and Technology. McGraw Hill. New York, NY. ISBN 0-07-142784-8, pp. 392-395.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, and Al Schuler. 2003. U.S. furniture and wood products manufacturers - how are they doing and where are they going? Eastman Chemical Company, Kingsport, TN, 45 pp.
  • Zamiara, Steve, Tom Rhodes, and Urs Buehlmann. 2003. Greening your facility and your bottom line. North Carolina Manufactured Housing Institute, North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance and North Carolina State University, Sanford, NC, 55 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Al Schuler, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and Matt Bumgardner. 2003. L'avenir de l'industrie de la transformation secondaire - E.U. et Canadienne . [The future of the secondary wood processing industry in the USA and Canada]. KHEOPS industry meeting, Quebec, Canada, 55 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Daniel E. Saloni, and Richard Lemaster. 2002. Abrasive machining of wood plastic composites - abrasive machining processes. Research Project Technical Summary Report. Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 5 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Rusty Murphy. 2002. Availability of wood residuals for North Carolina. Extension report. North Carolina State University, Department of Wood and Paper Science. December 2002. Raleigh, NC. pp. 23.
  • Nwagbara, Ucheoma, Urs Buehlmann, and Al Schuler. 2002. Impact of globalization on North Carolina industries: the case of the furniture industry. NC Department of Commerce - Policy, Research, and Strategic Planning Division and North Carolina State University. December 2002. Raleigh, NC.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2002. Benchmarking the wood household furniture industry. WMIA newsletter. December 2002.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2002. Value-added opportunities for recycled wood. Recycling Woods - a Supplement to Recycling Works - a publication of the North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center, Summer 2002, pp. 1-4.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2002. Pallet recycling for users, recyclers, & administrators. Recycling Works - a publication of the North Carolina Recycling Business Assistance Center, Summer 2002, pp. 7.
  • Buehlmann Urs, Lars Weissmann, and Robert Ray. 2002. Wood residuals availability for CP&L power plants in North Carolina. North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Phil Araman, Jason Hale, and Barbara Bennett Perry. 2002. Pallet recovery and value-added opportunities. Pallet Recycling Workshop in Asheville, NC. NC State University Wood Conservation and Recycling Workshop Series. Raleigh, NC, 59 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Phil Araman, Jason Hale, Wayne Turner and Neal Grimes. 2002. Pallet recovery and value-added opportunities. Pallet Recycling Workshop in Greensboro. NC State University Wood Conservation and Recycling Workshop Series. Greensboro, NC, 56 pp.
  • Bardon, Robert and Urs Buehlmann. 2002. Alternative markets for municipal trees. A forestry issues forum teleconference on alternative markets for municipal trees. NCSU Forestry Extension, Raleigh, NC and 9 video sites.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Phil Araman, Jason Hale, and Dickie King. 2002. Pallet recovery and value-added opportunities. Pallet Recycling Workshop in Asheville. NC State University Wood Conservation and Recycling Workshop Series, Asheville, NC, 62 pp.
  • Bozarth, Cecil, Urs Buehlmann, and Denis Cormier. 2002. Furniture Industry Center at NC State University. A white paper submitted to the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 14 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2002. Problems and strategies of the U.S. furniture industry. SAI year-end-meeting in Charlotte, NC, 44 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Lars Weissmann, and Robert Ray. 2002. Wood residuals availability for CP&L power plants in North Carolina. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 110 pp.
  • Lowles, Dave, Urs Buehlmann, Terry Albrecht, and Philip Araman. 2002. Flooring preferences questionnaire. Recycled flooring focus group meeting. Waste Reduction Partners and North Carolina State University, 13 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Phil Araman, Jason Hale, and Michael Talbert. 2002. Pallet recovery and value-added opportunities. Pallet Recycling Workshop in Charlotte. NC State University Wood Conservation and Recycling Workshop Series. Charlotte, NC, 46 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, Daniel E. Saloni, and Richard Lemaster. 2002. Tool wear caused by machinging wood plastic composites - tool materials / tool wear. Research Project Technical Summary Report. Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 5 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2002. Furniture Steering committee focus group meeting report. Technical Report. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2 pp.
  • Nwagbara, Ucheoma, Urs Buehlmann, and Al Schuler. 2002. Impact of globalization on North Carolina Industries: The case of the furniture industry. NC Department of Commerce - Policy, Research, and Strategic Planning Division and North Carolina State University. Raleigh, NC. http://cmedis.commerce.state.nc.us/research/.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2001. U.S. Furniture and wood products industries project. Technical Report. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 185 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2001. Summary of comments to report on the furniture steering committee meeting, June 1, 2001. Technical Report. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 4 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs, and Al Schuler. 2001. Executive summary - Furniture Steering Committee - report on the furniture steering committee meeting, June 1, 2001. Technical Report, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 2 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2001. Furniture Steering Committee summary, June 1, 2001. Technical Report, North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 12 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Judy Kincaid. 2001. Scrap wood availability in the Triangle J region. North Carolina State University and Triangle J Council of Government, Raleigh, NC, 64 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Judy Kincaid. 2001. Markets for scrap wood in the Triangle J region. North Carolina State University and Triangle J Council of Government, Raleigh, NC, 28 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Rolf Zaech. 2001. Lumber grade cost evaluation. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 12 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2001. Furniture Steering Committee Meeting. June 2001, 73 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2001. Focus Group Meeting FSC at 3M Corporation. November 2001, 40 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2001. U.S. Furniture and wood products industries project: Executive summary. Technical Report. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 16 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2001. The North Carolina Wood Products Industry - Critical Issues Meeting. August 2001, 45 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2001. U.S. Furniture and Wood Products Industries project. August 2001, 176 pp.
  • Mitchell, Phil, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, Urs Buehlmann, and R. Edward Thomas. 2001. Rough mill improvement workshop. October, 2001, 172 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2000. Wood residuals study: Availability and uses in the TJCOG-area. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 23 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2000. Industrial wood waste survey form. North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, 4 pp.
  • Mitchell, Phil, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, Urs Buehlmann, and R. Edward Thomas. 2000. Rough mill improvement workshop. October 2000, 202 pp.
  • Buehlmann, Urs. 2000. Summary of wood plastic conference. Baltimore, MD, 22 pp.
  • Buhelmann, Urs, Kristen Hoff, and Neal Bennett. 1998. Influence of character-marked dimension parts on rough mill yield. Final Research Report. Northeastern Forest Experiment Station, Priceton Laboratory, Princeton, WV, 16 pp.
  • Winter, Wolfgang. 1994. Holz - ein Baustein des 21. Jahrhunderts - Nutzpotential und technische Maglichkeiten eines nachwachsenden Rohstoffes [Wood - a building block for the 21st century - potential and technical possibilities of a renewable resource] Urs Buehlmann, editor. Pro Technorama, 1/94. Switzerland. pp. 8 - 11.

 

 

 

Development of a knowledge management system to support the US cross laminated timber industry

Investigator(s):  Espinoza (100%) Buehlmann (0%) Thomas (0%)

Sponsor:  USDA Forest Service - Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC)

Amount:  $115,357

2016-2018

Investigating EAB Killed Ash as a Resource for CLT Production

Investigators: McCollum (0%), Rider (0%), Xie (0%), Buehlmann (0%)

Sponsor:  USDA Forest Service

Amount:  $5,000

Thomas (100%)

2016-2018

Various agency and industry contributions

2016-2017

$17,303

Various agency and industry contributions

2015-2016

$6,500

Wood Industry Week at Wood Education and Resource Center

WIW@WERC

Investigator:  Urs Buehlmann

Sponsor:  USDA Forest Service - Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC)

Amount:  $40,000

2014-2016

Various agency and industry contributions

2014-2015

$2,250

Wood Industry Week at Wood Education and Resource Center

WIW@WERC

Investigator:  Urs Buehlmann

Sponsor:  USDA Forest Service - Wood Education and Resource Center (WERC)

Amount:  $10,000

2012-2016

Various agency and industry contributions

2012-2013

$9,380

Health & Prevention Influencer Research

Investigator:  Omar Espinoza (50%) and Urs Buehlmann (50%)

Sponsor:  Robert Bosch Corporation

Amount $18,743

2013-2014

Various agency and industry contributions

2013-2014

$2,500

Health & Prevention Influencer Research

Investigator(s): Espinoza, Omar and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Robert Bosch Corporation
Amount: $18,743 ($9,371 controlled by Buehlmann)
July 1, 2013 - June 1, 2014

Various agency and industry

Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Various sponsors
Amount: $2,500.00
July 1, 2013 - June 1, 2014

Industry and agency contributions for various projects

Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies
Amount: $11,500
January 1, 2012 - December 31, 2012

Wood Industry Week at WERC (WIW@WERC)
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $10,000
August 1, 2012 - July 31, 2013

Industry and agency contributions for various projects

Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies
Amount: $6,750
January 1, 2011 - December 31, 2011

Workshop for biofuels from US hardwoods
Investigator(s): Daniel Saloni, Urs Buehlmann, Sunkyu Park, Dennis Hazel, and Steve Kelley
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $47,462 with $23,435 from WERC
August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

Impacts of changing hardwood markets on distribution channels
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann and Bob Smith
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $51,135 with 25,620 from USDA Forest Service
August 1, 2011 - July 31, 2012

Enhancing the economic competitiveness of wood products manufacturers in the WERC Eastern U.S. hardwood region
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Sustainable Forest Futures
Amount: $25,000
January 1, 2011 - January 31, 2012

Impact of Vacuum-Drying on Efficiency of Hardwood Products Manufacturing

Investigator(s): Brian Bond, Omar Espinoza, Urs Buehlmann, and Henry Quesada-Pineda
Sponsor: Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $140,644 with 70,322 from WERC
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2011

Industry and agency contributions for various projects
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies
Amount: $18,047
January 1, 2010 - December 31, 2010

2010 VCE Workshops
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Daniel Hindman, D. Earl Kline, and Philip Araman
Sponsor: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Amount: $1,500
March 24, 2010 - August 5, 2010

ISCHP 2011 - International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Phil Bibeau, Mike Snow, Thomas Walthousen, Steve Lawser, Edward Thomas, Jan Wiedenbeck
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $153,816 with $61,681 from WERC
August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011

Reduce Energy Consumption Through Lean Thinking
Investigator(s): Quesada-Pineda, H.J., U Buehlmann, B. Bond, and D. E. Kline
Sponsor: Wood Education Research Center (WERC) at the USDA Forest Service
Amount: $158,512 with $79,256 from WERC/USDA
July 1, 2010 - June 30, 2012

Enhancing economic competitiveness of wood products manufacturers in the WERC Eastern U.S. hardwood region
Investigator(s): Steve Rhode and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $250,000 with $75,000 from WERC
August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011

Lean corporate transformation: Transformation events, systems, and performance assessment
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Swan Corporation
Amount: $99,995
August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2012

Globally competitive U. S. hardwood industry enterprises
Investigator(s): U. Buehlmann, D. E. Kline, D. Saloni, J. O'Dea, S. Walls, K. Wampler, J. Schultz, D. King, J. Womack, J. O'Donnell, R. Aernoudts, and Dan Jones
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service, WERC
Amount: $159,310 with $79,655 from WERC
August 1, 2010 - July 31, 2011

Online Distance Learning Course Development

Investigator(s): Quesada-Pineda, H., Kline, D.E., Bond, B. and Buehlmann, U
Sponsor: Provost Online Course Development Fund at Virginia Tech
Amount: $13,368
March 9, 2009 - June 30, 2010

Value-added wood products markets costing analysis and system
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs, Steve Lawser, and Janice K. Wiedenbeck
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $317,791 with $96,169 from WERC
August 15, 2009 - August 14, 2011

Improving the hardwood industry's rough-mill simulation capabilities
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs and R. Edward Thomas
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $204,811 with $98,304 from WERC
August 15, 2009 - August 14, 2011

Impact of Increasing Energy Costs on the Hardwood Lumber Manufacturing Industry
Investigator(s): Brian Bond and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: U.S. Forest Service Wood Education Resource Center
Amount: $90,304
August 1, 2009 - May 1, 2010

Workshop for remaining competitive in hardwood components production
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Brian Bond, Thomas Walthousen, Steve Lawser, Earl Kline, Steve Ehle, Jan Wiedenbeck, and Ed Thomas
Sponsor: National Hardwood Lumber Association (NHLA)
Amount: $5,000
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009

Industry and agency contributions for various projects
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies
Amount: $6,500
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2009

2009 VCE Workshops
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs, D. Earl Kline, and Phil Araman
Sponsor: Virginia Cooperative Extension
Amount: $1,776
March 24, 2009 - May 14, 2009

Industry and agency contributions for various projects
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies - national/international
Amount: $8,838
January 1, 2009 - December 31, 2010

Lean leadership and lean transformation in a global environment

Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Lean Management Instituut
Amount: $158,979
August 15, 2008 - August 14, 2011

First Think LIght Symposium - Innovative Lightweight Panels
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Stiles Machinery, Hettich International, Hafele, Rehau, and FDM Magazine
Amount: $50,000
June 15, 2008 - December 14, 2008

Adaptations of the sawmill distributor link in the evolving hardwood supply chain
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Robert Smith, and Matthew Bumgardner
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $91,857 with $45,928 from WERC
July 1, 2008 - October 30, 2009

Integrating the Least-Cost-Grade-Mix Solver into ROMI
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann and Ed Thomas
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $47,368 with $32,050 from WERC
July 5, 2008 - June 30, 2009

Industry and agency contributions for various projects
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies - national/international
Amount: $7,965
January 1, 2008 - December 31, 2008

Workshop for Remaining Competitive in Hardwood Components Production
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Brian Bond, Thomas Walthousen, Steve Lawser, Earl Kline, Steve Ehle, Jan Wiedenbeck and Ed Thomas
Sponsor: Wood Education and Resource Center
Amount: $44,955 with $27,750 from WERC
May 1, 2008 - April 30, 2009

Small and medium sized enterprises (SME): The future of the U.S. hardwood lumber industry
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann, Tod Riggio, Earl Kline, Shawn Grushecky, Scott Bowe, Daniel Saloni, Adam Taylor, Matthew Bumgardner, and Al Schuler
Sponsor: Wood Education Resource Center (WERC); USDA Forest Service
Amount: $197,572 with $98,786 from WERC
August 15, 2008 - August 14, 2010

Impacts on Changing Hardwood Markets on Distribution Channels

Investigator(s): Smith, R. and U. Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $23,000
August 1, 2007 - August 1, 2008

Investigating the machining of woodfiber plastic composite materials

Investigator(s): Buehlmann
Sponsor: Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program (WMTRP)
Amount: $40,000
January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005

Enterprise Resources Planning (ERP) Software Training
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs (through participation with WoodLINKS USA)
Sponsor: Microvellum Corp
Amount: $63,500 (value of software donation)
January 1, 2005 - July 31, 2005

Tool wear of woodfiber-plastic composite materials
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Wood Material Engineering Laboratory (WMEL)
Amount: $5,000
January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2005

Identifying opportunities for utilizing forest biomass for energy production and hazardous fuel reduction in North Carolina
Investigator(s): Hazel, Dennis, Bob Bardon, and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: NC Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Amount: $52,144
January 1, 2005 - December 31, 2007

Value-added solid hardwood panels from sawmill residuals: Log yield measurements
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: University Extension and Engagement Grant
Amount: $7,000
January 1, 2005 - August 31, 2005

Investigating the machining of woodfiber plastic composite materials

Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program (WMTRP)
Amount: $35,000
January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004

Recycling of surface contaminated wood via waste stream remediation
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs, Richard Lemaster, and Newman Machinery Corporation
Sponsor: SBIR - USDA Forest Service
Amount: $78,725
January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004

Industry and agency contributions for various projects
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies - national/international
Amount: $11,368
January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004

Evaluation of furniture retailer buying decision making
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Forintek Canada Corporation
Amount: $37,500
January 1, 2004 - December 31, 2004

Industry and agency contributions for various projects

Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies - national/international
Amount: $8,987
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003

Pallet recycling
Investigator(s): Buehlmann, Urs and Richard Lemaster
Sponsor: Waste Reduction Partners
Amount: $6,469
February 1, 2003 - October 31, 2003

Woodfiber-plastic composite materials testing for tool wear
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann and Richard Lemaster
Sponsor: Trex, Incorporated
Amount: $3,750
May 1, 2003 - August 31, 2003

Investigating the machining of woodfiber plastic composite materials
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program (WMTRP)
Amount: $35,000
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2003

Assessing the economic impact of global competition on the Appalachian hardwood industry
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $46,800
January 1, 2003 - December 31, 2005

Feasibility study for producing value-added solid hardwood panels from sawmill residuals - Phase I: Material characterization, economic and technical feasibility
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $32,200
March 1, 2003 - February 28, 2005

Removing nails from discarded pallet waste to allow conversion to hardwood flooring and wall panels
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann and Terry Albrecht
Sponsor: Renewable Resources Extension Act
Amount: $12,500
March 1, 2003 - October 31, 2003

Triad and Mecklenburg region pallet recycling workshop for users, recyclers, and administrators

Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Renewable Resources Extension Act
Amount: $2,850
June 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002

Biomass for boiler fuel
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: CP&L
Amount: $5,750
April 1, 2002 - September 30, 2002

Pallet recycling workshop
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Wake County Commercial Grant
Amount: $10,023
January 1, 2002 - August 31, 2002

Value-added wood products from recycled pallets
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Renewable Resources Extension Act
Amount: $19,500
January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002

Evaluation of the future competititve outlook for U.S. furniture and cabinet companies
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $21,096
January 1, 2002 - August 31, 2005

Pallet waste to flooring demonstration project
Investigator(s): Dave Lowles, Urs Buehlmann, and Terry Albrecht
Sponsor: Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Amount: $29,000
August 1, 2002 - October 31, 2003

Industry and agency contributions for various projects
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies - national/international
Amount: $7,524
January 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002

Phytosanitary pallet regulations
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $5,000
May 1, 2002 - December 31, 2002

Industry and agency contributions for various projects

Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Various companies and agencies - national/international
Amount: $5,427
January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001

Investigating the machining of woodfiber plastic composite materials
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Wood Machining and Tooling Research Program (WMTRP)
Amount: $16,905
January 1, 2001 - December 31, 2001

Assessment of the international competitiveness of the U.S. furniture industry
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $32,000
May 1, 2001 - December 31, 2002

Optimizing lumber grade mix with respect to lumber cost and processing

Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $44,452
August 12, 2000 - December 31, 2001

Cost structure of solid wood components
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Palliser Furniture
Amount: $35,000
January 12, 2000 - March 30, 2001

Rough mill lumber yield optimization

Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Amount: $75,000
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2002

Furniture manufacturing automation project
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: National Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC)
Amount: $75,000
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2002

Best lumber buy and lumber yield increase project
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Loewen Windows
Amount: $75,000
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2002

Furniture manufacturing optimization project
Investigator(s): Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: Palliser Furniture
Amount: $75,000
January 1, 1999 - December 31, 2002

Performance data collection for the wood furniture industry

Investigator(s): Earl Kline and Urs Buehlmann
Sponsor: USDA Forest Service
Amount: $25,000
January 1, 1997 - December 31, 1998

 

Buehlmann, U. and F. Fricke. 2016. Benefits of Lean transformation efforts
 in small- and medium-sized enterprises. Production and Manufacturing Research. 4(1):114-132. DOI 10.1080/21693277.2016.1212679.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, M. F. Laguarda-Mallo, and V. R. Trujillo. (2016). Research Needs of Cross-Laminated Timber in North America. Bioproducts Business. 1(5):60-72.

Thomas, R. E. and U. Buehlmann. 2016. Potential for yield improvement in combined rip-first and crosscut-first rough mill processing. BioResources. 11(1):1477-1493.

Espinoza, O., V. Rodriguez Trujillo, M. F. Laguarda-Mallo*, and U. Buehlmann. 2016. Cross-laminated timber: Status and research needs in Europe. BioResources. 11(1),281-295.

Buehlmann, U. and O. Espinoza. 2016. Safety and Lean: Are they complementary? Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2016). Peer reviewed. Seoul, South Korea. Pp. 826-830.

 Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and M. F. Laguarda-Mallo*. 2016. Attitudes and perceptions about health and safety in power tool use. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2016). Peer reviewed. Seoul, South Korea. Pp. 831-835.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and M. F. Laguarda-Mallo*. 2015. Thermally modified wood: Marketing strategies of U.S. producers. BioResources. 10(4), 6942-6952.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and M. F. Laguarda-Mallo. 2016. Attitudes and perceptions about health and safety in power tool use. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2014). Peer reviewed. Seoul, Korea.

Buehlmann, U., O. Espinoza, M. Bumgardner, and Bob Smith. 2015. Certification and the U.S. hardwood lumber supply chain. Proceedings of the 5th International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing 2015 (ISCHP15). Québec City, Canada. Pp. 58-63.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and M. F. Laguarda-Mallo. 2015. Thermally-modified wood: Marketing strategies of U.S. producers. Proceedings of the 5th International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing 2015 (ISCHP15). Québec City, Canada. Pp. 72-77.

Buehlmann, U. and O. Espinoza. 2016. Safety and Lean: Are they complementary? Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2014). Peer

Bumgardner, M. and U. Buehlmann. 2015. To what do firms attribute success?  An application of attribution theory to the secondary woodworking industry.  Wood and Fiber Science 47(1):44-49.

Buehlmann, U. and A. Schuler. 2014. Markets and Market Forces for Secondary Wood Products. In: The Global Forest Sector – Changes, Practices, and Prospects.  Editors: E. Hansen, R. Panwar, and R. Vlosky. CRC Press Taylory & Francis Group, Boca Raton, FL. ISBN: 13-978-1-4398-7928-3. pp. 77 – 98.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, M. Bumgardner, and R. Smith. 2014. Intermediaries in the U.S. hardwood lumber market: Comparing and contrasting sawmills and distributors. BioResources. 9(4):6527-6539.

Wherry, G. and U. Buehlmann. 2014. Product life cycle positioning and the manufactured home industry. BioResources. 9(4):6652-6668

Bumgardner, M., U. Buehlmann, A. Schuler, and K. Koenig. 2014. Impacts of construction markets on firm performance and firm behavior in the secondary woodworking industry. 19th Central Hardwood Forest Conference. USDA Forest Service GTR-NRS-P-xx (2014). Carbondale, IL. March 2014. (in print).

Buehlmann, U. and O. Espinoza. 2014. Experiential learning: LeanTeam at Virginia Tech. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5 pp.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and C. Fricke. 2014. Lean transformation efforts of the wood industry in Virginia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5 pp.

Wherry, G. and U. Buehlmann. 2014. Product life cycle positioning and the manufactured home industry. BioResources. 9(4):6652-6668.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, M. Bumgardner, and B. Smith. 2014. Intermediaries in the U.S. hardwood lumber market: Comparing and contrasting sawmills and distributors. BioResources. 9(4):6527-6539.

Buehlmann, U. and O. Espinoza. 2014. Experiential learning: LeanTeam at Virginia Tech. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5 pp.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and C. Fricke. 2014. Lean transformation efforts of the wood industry in Virginia. Proceedings of the International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management (IEEM). Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 5 pp.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and B. Bond. 2014. Quality measurement in the supply chain. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2014). Peer reviewed. Editor: F. Chen. DEStech Publications, Inc. Lancaster, PA. May 2014. pp. 1119-1126.

Thomas, E., O. Espinoza†, and U. Buehlmann. 2014. Improving Lumber Yield Using a Dual System. Proceedings of the 24th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing (FAIM 2014). Peer reviewed. Editor: F. Chen. DEStech Publications, Inc. Lancaster, PA. May 2014. pp. 771-776.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, and M. Sperber. 2013. How small firms contrast with large firms regarding perceptions, practices, and needs in the U.S. secondary woodworking industry. BioResources. 8(2):2669-2680.

Montague, I., A. Andersch, J. Wiedenbeck, and U. Buehlmann. 2013. Hardwood supply chain and the role of log brokers in 2012. Forest Products Journal 63(5/6):182-189.

Quesada-Pineda, H.J., Buehlmann, U. and Arias, E. 2013. Pensamiento Lean: Aplicaciones y Ejemplos en la Industria de la Madera. Virginia Cooperative Extension (translation to Spanish of peer-reviewed article VCE 420-002) 17pp.

·Andersch, A., U. Buehlmann, J. Palmer, J. K. Wiedenbeck, and S. Lawser. 2013. Product costing program for wood component manufacturers. Forest Products Journal 63(7/8):247-256.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and M. Deaver. 2013. Solid wood panel manufacturing using low quality materials. In: Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems - Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Editor: Américo Azevedo. Cham, Switzerland. pp. 105-120.

Buehlmann, U., O. Espinoza, and C. Fricke. 2013. Adaptation of Lean in the wood industry. In: Advances in Sustainable and Competitive Manufacturing Systems - Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering. Editor: Américo Azevedo. Cham, Switzerland. pp. 1539-1551.

Buehlmann, U., O. Espinoza, M. Bumgardner, and M. Sperber. 2013. Small enterprises’ importance to the U.S. secondary wood processing industry. International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing (ISCHP2013). Peer reviewed. IRC IVALSA, Florence, Italy. October 2013. pp. 306-313.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and M. Dockry. 2013. Status of forest certification. International Scientific Conference on Hardwood Processing (ISCHP2013). Peer reviewed. IRC IVALSA, Florence, Italy. October 2013. pp. 298-305.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, and M. Sperber. 2012. Current status of the U.S. hardwood industry. Proceedings of the 2nd Biennial International Conference on Processing Technologies for the Biobased Products Industry. St. Simons Island, GA. pp. 23 – 25.

Espinoza, O., U. Buehlmann, and B. Smith. 2012. Forest certification and green building standards: Knowledge, use and perceptions in the US hardwood industry. Journal of Cleaner Production. 33(2012):30-41.

Lihra, T., U. Buehlmann, and R. Graf. 2012. Consumer preferences for differentiated household furniture. Journal of Forest Economics. 18(2012):94-112.

·         Quesada H. and U. Buehlmann. 2012. Lean supply chain management in the wood products industry: Examples and applications. Virginia Cooperative Extension publication. Publication 420-002. 15pp.

Lihra, Torsten, Urs Buehlmann, and Raoul Graf. 2012. Consumer preferences for differentiated household furniture. Journal of Forest Economics 18(2):94-112.

Forest Products Journal 62(5):373-377.

 

Espinoza, Omar, Urs Buehlmann, and Bob Smith. 2012. Forest certification and green building standards: Knowledge, use and perceptions in the US hardwood industry. Journal of Cleaner Production 33(2012):30-41.

Fricke, Christian and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. Lean and Virginia's wood industry - part I: Awareness and implementation. BioResources 7(4):5074-5093.

Fricke, Christian and Urs Buehlmann. 2012. Lean and Virginia's wood industry - Part II: Results and need for support. BioResources 7(4):5094-5108.

Bumgardner, Matt, Urs Buehlmann, Al Schuler and Jeff Crissey. 2011. Small firm competitiveness in declining markets: Evidence from the secondary wood products industry. Journal of Small Business Management 49(4):578-598.

Saloni, Daniel, Urs Buehlmann, and Richard L. Lemaster. 2011. Tool wear from cutting wood-fiber plastic composite materials. Forest Products Journal 61(2):149-154.

Wang, Chao, Henry Quesada, D. Earl Kline, and Urs Buehlmann. 2011. Using value stream mapping to analyze an upholstery furniture engineering process. Forest Products Journal 61(5):411-421.

Quesada-Pineda, H.J. and Buehlmann, U. 2011. 2011. Lean Thinking: Examples and Applications in the Wood Products Industry. Virginia Cooperative Extension (Peer-reviewed article 420-002) November, pp. 1-15.

Espinoza, O., Buehlmann, U., and Bond, B. H. 2011. Energy and the US hardwood industry - Part II: Responses to Increasing Prices. BioResources 6(4):,3899--3914.

Espinoza, O., Bond, B. H., and Buehlmann, U.. 2011. Energy and the US hardwood industry: Profile and impact of prices - Part 1. BioResources 6(4):,3883-3898.

Espinoza, Omar, Urs Buehlmann, Bob Smith, and Matthew Bumgardner. 2011. Assessing changes in the U.S. hardwood sawmill industry with a focus on markets and distribution. BioResources 6(3):2676-2689.

Buehlmann, Urs, Omar Espinoza, Matthew Bumgardner, and Bob Smith. 2010. The evolving U.S. Hardwood lumber distribution industry. Forest Products Journal 60(6):547-553.

Buck, Rebecca, Urs Buehlmann, and R. Edward Thomas. 2010. ROMI's integrated least-cost grade-mix solver for local computer use. Forest Products Journal 60(5):432-439.

Buehlmann, U., X. Zuo, and R. E. Thomas. 2010. Second order polynomial model to minimize hardwood lumber procurement costs. Forest Products Journal 60(1):69-77.

Buehlmann, Urs, Matthew Bumgardner, and Tom Fluharty. 2009. Ban on landfilling of wooden pallets in North Carolina: An assessment of recycling and industry capacity. Journal of Cleaner Production 17(2009):271-275.

Buehlmann, Urs, D. Earl Kline, and Janice K. Wiedenbeck. 2009. A regression-based method for estimating rip-first rough-mill lumber yield. Forest Products Journal 59(11/12):48-55.

Buehlmann, Urs and Al Schuler. 2009. The U.S. household furniture manufacturing industry in 2008 - status and opportunities. Forest Products Journal 59(9):20-28.

Buehlmann, Urs, Daniel Saloni, and Richard Lemaster. 2009. Performance of wood-fiber plastic composites subjected to abrasive machining. Forest Products Journal 59(6):61-64.

Buehlmann, Urs, D. Earl Kline, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and Robert Noble, Jr. 2008. The influence of cutting bill requirements on lumber yield using a fractional factorial design - Part II: Correlation and number of part sizes. Wood and Fiber Science 40(4):610-619.

Buehlmann, Urs and Xiaoqiu Zuo. 2008. Investigating the influence of lumber sample subsets on simulated rough mill part yields. Forest Products Journal 58(10):84-90.

Buehlmann, Urs, D. Earl Kline, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and Robert Noble, Jr. 2008. Validation of the Standardized and Simplified Cutting Bill. Wood and Fiber Science 40(2):202-213.

Buehlmann, Urs, Xiaoqiu Zuo, and R. Edward Thomas. 2008. Performance evaluation of the least-cost lumber grade-mix solver. Wood and Fiber Science 40(3):427-435.

Buehlmann, U., J. K. Wiedenbeck, R Noble, and D. E. Kline. 2008. Creating a Standardized and Simplified Cutting Bill Using Group Technology. Wood and Fiber Science 40(1):29-41.

Lihra, Torsten, Urs Buehlmann, and Robert Beauregard. 2008. Mass customization of wood furniture as a competitive strategy. International Journal of Mass Customization 2(3/4):200-215.

Buehlmann, Urs, D. Earl Kline, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and Robert Noble, Jr. 2008. The influence of cutting bill requirements on lumber yield using a fractional factorial design - Part I: Linearity and least squares. Wood and Fiber Science 40(4):599-609.

Thomas R. Edward and Urs Buehlmann. 2007. Yield implications of global versus local process optimization in rip-first rough mills. Forest Products Journal 57(3):66-70.

Buehlmann, Urs, Torsten Lihra, Voronique Rancourt, and Daoud Ait-Kadi. 2007. Detection capabilities of automated hardwood lumber defect detection systems. Forest Products Journal 57(10):51-57.

Buehlmann, Urs and R. Edward Thomas. 2007. Relationship between lumber yield and board marker accuracy in rip-first rough mills. Holz als Roh- und Werkstoff (65):43-48.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, A. Schuler, and M. Barford. 2007. Assessing the impacts of global competition on the Appalachian hardwood industry. Forest Products Journal 57(3):89-93.

Grushecky, Shawn, T., Urs Buehlmann, Al Schuler, William Luppold, and Ed Cesa. 2006. Decline in the U.S. furniture industry: A case study of the impacts to the hardwood lumber supply chain. Wood and Fiber Science 38(2):365-376.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, T. Lihra, and M. Frye. 2006. Attitudes of U.S. retailers toward China, Canada, and the United States as manufacturing sources for furniture: An assessment of competitive priorities. Journal of Global Marketing 20(1):61-73.

Bumgardner, Matthew S., Urs Buehlmann, Albert T. Schuler, and Brooke Wisdom. 2005. Training in the secondary wood industry: approaches, perceived benefits, and implications for competitiveness. Wood and Fiber Science 37(3):384-393.

Zuo, Xiaoqiu, Urs Buehlmann, and R. Edward Thomas. 2004. Investigating the linearity assumption used for solving the least-cost grade mix problem. Wood and Fiber Science 36(4):547-559.

Bumgardner, Matthew, Urs Buehlmann, Al Schuler, and Rich Christianson. 2004. Domestic competitiveness in secondary wood industries. Forest Products Journal 54(10):21-28.

Buehlmann, Urs, Xiaoqiu Zuo, and R. Edward Thomas. 2004. Linear programming and optimizing lumber quality composition in secondary hardwood dimension mills. Journal of Engineering Manufacture, Proceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers Part B, Short Communications in Manufacture & Design Issue B1(Volume 2004):135-141.

Schuler, Al and Urs Buehlmann. 2004. Benchmarking the Wood Household Furniture Industry: A Basis for Identifying Competitive Business Strategies for Today’s Global Economy. The Icfaian Journal of Management Research (Reprint of USDA-GTR 304):29-53.

Schuler, Al and Urs Buehlmann. 2003. Benchmarking the Wood Household Furniture Industry: A Basis for Identifying Competitive Business Strategies for Today’s Global Economy. USDA Forest Service General Technical Report .(GTR-NE-304):1-18.

Buehlmann, Urs, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and D. Earl Kline. 2003. Influence of cutting bill requirements on lumber yield in a rip-first rough mill. Wood and Fiber Science 35(2):187-200.

Thomas, R. Edward and Urs Buehlmann. 2003. Performance review of the ROMI-RIP Rough Mill Simulator. Forest Products Journal 53(3):80-85.

Thomas, R. Edward and Urs Buehlmann. 2002. Validation of the ROMI-RIP Rough Mill Simulator. Forest Products Journal 52(2):23-29.

Buehlmann, Urs and R. Edward Thomas. 2002. Impact of human error on lumber yield in rough mills. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 18(2002):197-203.

Buehlmann, Urs and R. Edward Thomas. 2001. Yield optimization software: validation and performance review. Robotics and Computer-Integrated Manufacturing 17(2001):27-32.

Buehlmann, Urs, Cliff T. Ragsdale, and Balz Gfeller. 2000. A spreadsheet-based decision support system for wood panel manufacturing. Decision Support Systems 29(2000):207-227.

·Buehlmann, Urs, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and D. Earl Kline. 1999. Character-marked furniture: potential for lumber yield increase in crosscut-first rough mills. Forest Products Journal 48(4):43-50.

·Buehlmann, Urs, Janice K. Wiedenbeck, and D. Earl Kline. 1998. Character-marked furniture: potential for lumber yield increase in rip-first rough mills. Forest Products Journal 48(4):43-50.

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Kucuk, E., U. Buehlmann, and K. Forth. 2016. Set-up time reduction in secondary wood manufacturing. FDMC. November 2016. pp. 48-54.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, and K. Koenig. 2016. Woodworking & housing: Positive trends and actions. FDMC. July 2016. pp. 52-56.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, and K. Koenig. 2015. Housing Study: Woodworking and housing: Impacts and actions. Woodworking Network. July 2015. pp. 64-72.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, and K. Koenig. 2014. Housing Study: Multifamily Boom Not So Great for Woodworking. Wood Products. July 2014. pp. 51-56.

Bumgardner, M., U. Buehlmann, A. Schuler, and K. Koenig. 2013. Housing trends and impacts on wood products manufacturing. Wood Products. July 2013. pp. 21-28.

Buehlmann, U., M. Bumgardner, and K. D. Forth. 2012. Lightweight panel usage, acceptance grow: Survey.CabinetMaker+FDM. August 2012. pp. 36-41.

Bumgardner, M., U. Buehlmann, A. Schuler, and K. Koenig. 2012. Housing trends and impacts on wood products manufacturing. Wood&Wood Products. July 2012. pp. 17-24.

Buehlmann, U. in: Wehmeier, Julia. 2012. Gut Unterholz (“healthy underbrush”). Imuplse Wissen. Sommer 2012. pp. 16-21.