Operations Research in Forestry and Forest Products Industry
Published Online: 15 FEB 2011
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Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science
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D'Amours, S., Epstein, R., Weintraub, A. and Rönnqvist, M. 2011. Operations Research in Forestry and Forest Products Industry. Wiley Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science. .
- Published Online: 15 FEB 2011
Over the years, operational research (OR) has been used extensively to support the forest products industry and public forestry organizations in their respective planning activities concerning the flow of wood fiber from the forest to the customer. The planning decisions range from long-term strategic planning decisions related to forest management or company development to very short-term operational decisions, such as planning for real-time log/chip transportation or cutting. This chapter presents an overview of the different planning problems and explains how these are solved in the field of forestry using operational research.
- forest management;
- supply chain management;
- forest products industry;
- production and distribution planning