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Producers use Fisher's business intelligence to understand their operating and competitive environment.

Mill suppliers use Fisher’s business intelligence to get the most out of product development, sales, and marketing investments.

Corrugated producers, suppliers and box producers use Fisher's intelligence to understand packaging markets.

Investors use Fisher’s business intelligence resources to identify opportunities and evaluate risks and potential returns.

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Consulting Services

Leveraging our vast array of proprietary business intelligence
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Why Fisher Consulting?

Fisher’s leveraged consulting services provide distinct advantages
Easily Pivot Focus
We predict price turning points, not just price levels, for pulp, paper, and energy markets.
Ask Questions
We explain market movements in verifiable, fact-based, common-sense terms that industry professionals find useful.
Real-Time Discoveries
We perform sensitivity analysis, testing proposed strategic plans against real market dynamics.

Fisher Strategy Consulting

Offering exceptional capabilities
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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.

Our Investment in Expertise, Data, and Technology

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.

The Leveraged Approach

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.”

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Recent Consulting Projects

Made possible by good data
  • Due diligence for a private equity firm’s acquisition of a large packaging company and subsequent bolt-on acquisition
  • Expert witness for creditors in successful bankruptcy court suit.
  • Successful support of acquirer in overcoming Department of Justice objections to an acquisition.
  • Unique tissue investment strategy to achieve low cost in premium segment.
  • Optimization of a major corrugated box buyer’s supply chain.
  • Market entry support for new technologies, e.g. a new metallurgy in chemical recovery islands; a new chemical recovery enhancement process; new surface coatings used in spare and wear parts; a next generation of water removal technology.
  • Ongoing “Red Team” role in strategic planning process of major paper companies.
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Why Fisher Forecasting?

Fisher’s leveraged consulting services point to distinct advantages
Predict
We predict price turning points, not just price levels, for pulp, paper, and energy markets
Explain
We explain market movements in verifiable, fact-based, common-sense terms that industry professionals find useful
Perform
We perform sensitivity analysis, testing proposed strategic plans against real market dynamics

Fisher-STE Forecasts

Offering exceptional capabilities
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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.

 

Three Unique Benefits of Fisher-STE Forecasts

  1. We predict price turning points - not just price levels - for pulp, paper, and energy markets.
  2. We perform sensitivity analysis, testing proposed strategic plans against real market dynamics.
  3. We explain market movements in verifiable, fact-based, common-sense terms that industry professionals find useful.

 

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STE Analytics Forecasts

Made possible by good data
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
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“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.”

Richard Phillips, Former SVP, International Paper

"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.”

John D. Benson, Director of Marketing, Mill Division, KapStone

“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.”

Nathan McCord, Market Manager, Paper and Adhesives, Sonoco Products Company

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