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3.04.02 - Supply chain management


Gert Andersson, Sweden


Alexandra Marques, Portugal

Taraneh Sowlati, Canada

About Unit

TOR Terms of reference

Adaptation of standard reference models (e.g. Supply-Chain Operations Reference-model SCOR) to address, improve, and communicate supply-chain management practices within businesses and between businesses (B2B). Analysis, design, and improvement of order fullfillment processes.

Integration and automation of business practices. Design of interfaces to standard ERP systems (e.g. SAP) to automate data gathering. Electronic data exchange for business to business B2B transactions within the timber supply chain, linking suppliers and manufacturers by shared common databases, barcoding systems, RFID systems, etc.


State of Knowledge

Review articles

  • ASIKAINEN, A. 1998. Chipping terminal logistics.  Scandinavian Journal of Forest Research. 13 (3): 386-391.
  • HEINIMANN, H.R. 2000. Business Process Re-Engineering - a Framework for Designing Logistics Systems for Wood Procurement. Proceedings, 1st World Symposium on Logistics in the Forest Sector, ed. K. SJÖSTRÖM,  269-287. Helsinki, Finland, May 15-16, 2000. Econpap.
  • HEINIMANN, H.R. 1999. Logistics in timber production - state-of-the-art and perspectives.  Forstwissenschaftliches Centralblatt. 118 (1): 24-38.
  • HUISMAN, W. and J.K. GIGLER. 1997. Logistics of the biomass fuel supply chain.  Aspects of Applied Biology, (49): 379-387.
  • JENKINS, B.M., et al. 1984. Logistics and economics of biomass utilization.  Transactions of the ASAE American Society of Agricultural Engineers. 27 (6): 1898-1904.
  • MOL, R.M.D., et al. 1997. Simulation and optimization of the logistics of biomass fuel collection.  Netherlands Journal of Agricultural Science. 45 (1): 217-228.