Fisher Consulting supports paper industry strategy development and implementation. We work with producers, suppliers, investors and end-users focusing on M&A, capital investment, product development and asset repurposing, market entry, sales and marketing strategy and other important decision-making.
Fisher clients beneﬁt from the considerable industry experience of our consulting team combined with the leverage they get from the world’s most powerful proprietary database and analytics in FisherSolve™, and backed by Fisher’s global team of researchers, modelers, database designers, papermaking experts and business analysts. Our investment in these resources allows us to deliver deeper insight and do so cost eﬀectively.
This “Leveraged Consulting” approach serves clients who must quickly understand their competitive positions and develop asset optimization strategies in advance of major investment decisions. As one of our consultants puts it: “The lion’s share of a traditional consulting project is consumed by research and assembling data before the analytical work and insight can begin. By contrast, Fisher’s Leveraged Consulting means we can begin the substantive work on day one of the project because most the necessary assets, production, cost, and industry data needed is already available in abundant detail for every paper mill and machine in the world. In addition, the analytic models have already been built speciﬁcally for the paper industry in the FisherSolve platform. Consequently, we can provide insights and answers to the client’s challenges, delivering on our commitment to them more quickly, eﬀectively, and at low cost.”
Part of Fisher’s collection of tools and skills used for data-driven decision making, Fisher-STE Forecasts oﬀer exceptional capabilities for predicting market behavior, impact of companies’ actions on their markets, and consequently, the ability to optimize strategy for income.
Built in cooperation with a highly-professional modeling firm called STE Analytics, Fisher-STE Forecasts are made possible by good data, industry understanding, and System Dynamics mathematical models. Unlike traditional forecasting, our models work because they simulate the markets’ key drivers and how they interact: supply, demand, price, inventories, order rates, shipments, imports, exports, market leadership, etc.
Markets covered include hardwood and softwood pulp, container-board, OCC, uncoated papers, coated papers, crude oil, and others.
“You know how profitable your own mill is, but you can’t make a decision unless you also know how vulnerable your competitors are. I know from my experience that the level of detail from Fisher allowed us to answer significant questions and make decisions supported by credible, detailed data.”
"It is clear that Fisher is seeking the truth in its cost curves and their quantitative approach gives us the certainty we need. Fisher’s professionalism is evident not only in the product, but also in their great service.”
“With help from Fisher’s research group, consultants, and the FisherSolve database, we have uncovered pertinent information that will help us make data-driven strategic decisions. I am very impressed with Fisher’s resources. Your dedication and quality of information is by far the most detailed for the industry.”