Changing Lumber Market: It is no longer all about price. Rail and truck shortages make shipment more critical.
LLG NOW INCLUDES WEEKLY RAIL & TRUCK LOGISTICS UPDATES (See Archives page to view recent publications.)
SEE THE STATISTICS...READ THE FORECASTS.
WEEKLY RAIL TRAFFIC REPORT: ARE MILLS GETTING MORE OR LESS CARS? When will your lumber ship?
FLATBED TRUCK "LOAD-TO-TRUCK RATIO". HOW MANY TRUCKS ARE AVAILABLE FOR HOW MANY LOADS?
(End of April the L/T Ratio was 102...102 loads ready for pick up for every one truck available. When will your trucks ship?)
•ADD LOGISTICS TO THE LUMBER FORECAST AND STAY A LAP AHEAD OF THE COMPETITION.
Lumber prices change, either up or down, an average of 2%, $9 per thousand board feet, 37 weeks each year. 15 weeks remain unchanged. The lumber market may seem complicated, however there are relationship imbalances between supply and demand that occur every week.
These phenomena create massive opportunities for lumber producers, wholesalers, lumber dealers, wood preservers, component manufacturers, and builders.
5 COMPONENTS OF THE "LUMBER PLAN"
•1• HISTORICAL...What has happened in the past under similar circumstances?
•2• CURRENT...What are the immediate influences?
•3• FORECAST...What is the most likely direction from here?
•4• STRATEGY...What is the best buying [inventory management] and selling [order bidding] approach
•5• WHEN should the strategy be implemented?
[Hundreds of thousands of dollars can be saved each year just by knowing which day of the week to buy lumber.]
Welcome to Layman's Lumber Guide Forecasting Suite
[Sample Issues on Archives Page.]
•LUMBER MARKET FORECAST...lumber market forecast with forward projections; includes buying and
selling strategies for the coming weeks that profit from weekly price volatility.
Published Sunday evenings.
•LUMBER MARKET BRIEFINGS...weekly...abbreviated update forecast.
Published Wednesday evenings.
•LUMBER MARKET BLUEPRINT...once monthly...forecast with 30-60-90 day buying and
bidding strategies. Published the last day of each month.
Each publication contains buying and selling strategies that build an advantageous, un-level playing field with a seemingly unfair competitive edge...reducing lumber costs, improving inventory management and sharpening future job bids by anticipating price changes.
LLG's framing lumber forecasts projects the rise and fall of lumber prices with staggering accuracy. Each is a reliable source for answers...for awareness...for additional profits on every transaction.
Working with commodity lumber prices since 1985, Layman’s Lumber Guide advises buying and selling strategies that beat the lumber market...with an average week to week 86% accuracy.
A completely independent publication, Layman’s Lumber Guide specializes in forecasting turning dates for the North American softwood framing lumber and oriented strand board markets. We anticipate, up to one year in advance, the specific weeks during the year WHEN lumber and OSB highs, lows, hops, skips, and jumps will most likely occur.
Layman's Lumber Guide-Lumber Market Forecasts contain weekly strategies for when to increase or decrease inventories; when to be aggressive or passive...weeks and months prior to significant price swings.
Please continue browsing our website to learn more About publisher Matt Layman and visit the Archive page to see past issues. Contact Us with any questions or comments you might have or submit your Subscription request.
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Looking Forward...Matt Layman
Product dimensions referred to herein do not imply actual net sizes, rather are commonly used descriptions of the products.
Mastering the lumber market requires "a plan" that
ANTICIPATES and EXPLOITS [profits from] price volatility.
EMBRACE AND ENGAGE PRICE VOLATILITY WITH CONFIDENCE
• Manage Inventory Turns [having more or less lumber at the appropriate time]
• Correctly Bid Future Jobs [protecting profits in rising markets and securing jobs in falling markets.]
"WHEN to make your move" is the Most Important Consideration
In Making Inventory, or Job Bidding, Decisions.
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