Tappi to hold 2014 Financial and Strategic Analysis Workshop for the Pulp and Paper Industries, July 30-Aug. 1; workshop covers skills and knowledge needed for financial analysis of processes, products, services, and product development ideas

ATLANTA , May 9, 2014 (press release) – The 2014 Financial and Strategic Analysis Workshop for the Pulp and Paper Industries provides key tools to analyze business operations and support decision making in the pulp and paper industries. The three-day course, July 30-August 1, 2014 at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC, is designed for technical and non-technical staff wanting the skills and knowledge needed for financial analysis of processes, products, services and product development ideas.

“This practical workshop in business operations and financial analysis will provide attendees step-by-step procedures, knowledge and tools to build financial evaluations,” notes course instructor Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez, Corporate Controller for SCA Americas. ”The three-day workshop consists of practical sessions that can be used in real time and applied immediately.”

Course instructors bring a wealth of knowledge, expertise, and experience to the workshop and include: Dr. Richard Phillips, Adjunct Professor and Executive in Residence, Department of Wood and Paper Science, NCSU; Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez, Corporate Controller Product Supply, SCA Americas: Dr. Stephen Markham, College of Management, NCSU.

The in-depth program covers topics including: time value of money, present value applications, capital budgeting, financial statements and cash flow valuation, new product and technology management, world fiber supply, cost of capital, debt and equity, depreciation, cost structure, comparing investment alternatives, process simulation, investment analysis, global strategy, and sensitivity and risk analysis. Managers, engineering consultants, sales and service staff, superintendents and engineers and scientists will benefit from the course. Workshop participants do not need a business background.

About TAPPI:
TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° and TAPPI Journal. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 98 years. Visit www.tappi.org.

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