Improving efficiencies through the wood supply chain
With a big jump in both the quality and type of data available that’s now being made available, significant inroads have been made in the last 12 months into capturing some of these inefficiencies.
ForestTECH 2012 is here. It runs later in the year for both Australian and New Zealand forest products, transport and harvesting operations. It will look at new innovations, strategies and technologies that are being used by forest products companies to improve planning, logistics and operations within the wood supply chain. Full programmes are being direct mailed this week but can also now be downloaded off the event website, www.foresttechevents.com.
Smart data to improve decision making, much better collaboration and improved exchange of information between companies within the wood supply chain, utilising options for back loading and new tools for truck scheduling and fleet management are expected to cut transport costs by around 5-15%.
In addition to insights into new developments into the Swedish, Canadian and Brazilian forest products industries, an Irish company will be presenting at this year’s ForestTECH 2012 series who will be covering how they’ve taking stand inventory data collected using airborne and terrestrial LiDAR to providing real-time information to harvesting machines with cut instructions.
Further details on the programme can be found on the event website, www.foresttechevents.com and updates on the event will be provided over the next few months.
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