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Supply chain planning of harvest operations and transportation after the storm Gudrun

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  • Broman, Håkan

    (Sveaskog AB, Sweden)

  • Frisk, Mikael

    ()
    (Skogforsk, Uppsala)

  • Rönnqvist, Mikael

    ()
    (Dept. of Finance and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration)

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    The storm Gudrun hit southern Sweden in January 2005 and approximately 70 million cubic meters of forest was wind felled. The existing logistic planning at forest companies in the damaged area had to be changed over night. There was a direct shortage of both harvest and transportation capacities. Key questions that arised were which terminals to use, where to harvest, where to store, which transportation modes (truck, train, ship) to use. In this paper we describe how the forest company Sveaskog made use of Operations Research (OR) as an important decision support in their supply chain planning in the aftermath of the storm.

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    Paper provided by Department of Business and Management Science, Norwegian School of Economics in its series Discussion Papers with number 2006/16.

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    Length: 18 pages
    Date of creation: 03 Nov 2006
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    Handle: RePEc:hhs:nhhfms:2006_016

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    Keywords: Operations Research in Practice; Forestry; Mathematical models; Linear programming; Transportation; Logistics Planning.;

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