3.04.00 - Forest operations management



19th Symposium on Systems Analysis in Forest Resources (SSAFR 2021)

NEW DATE.: 24-27 July 2022
Estes Park, Colorado, USA;  8-11 August 2021

Since 1975, SSAFR has been the premier international forum for operations researchers, systems analysts and management scientists studying forestry, natural resources management and environmental problems. SSAFR is a true international community. We welcome speakers and attendants of diverse academic and cultural backgrounds.

SSAFR 2021 encourages scientists, managers and industry participants around the globe to submit papers that promote systems analysis, decision science and quantitative analysis in forestry and natural resources management. In addition, SSAFR 2021 also seeks for the innovative research and applications of data science and machine learning to address forest and natural resource management problems.

Details: https://sites.warnercnr.colostate.edu/ssafr2021 

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Luc LeBel, Canada


Bruce Talbot, South Africa

Sandor Toth, United States

About Unit

TOR Terms of reference

Analysis, design, control, and continuous improvement of business processes, such as procurement, order fullfillment, distribution, monitoring and control within firms and business to business (B2B) networks. Measurement and analysis of internal processes with emphasis on effectiveness, efficiency, and quality. Quantitative models to map and solve related problems of scheduling, inventory, shipment routing, or facility location.

State of Knowledge

Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences

  • DAHLIN, B. and D. FJELD. 2004. Logistics in Forest Operations. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 645-649.
  • MIKKONEN, E. 2004. Forest Operations Management. In Encyclopedia of Forest Sciences, J. BURLEY, J. EVANS, and J. YOUNGQUIST, Editors. Elsevier Academic Press: Amsterdam, etc. p. 658-663.

Review articles

  • ACKOFF, R.L. Operations Research [Accessed 11-04-2006]. Operations Research. Encyclopaedia Brittanica. Available from online: [link to document]
  • CHURCH, R.L., A.T. MURRAY, and A. WEINTRAUB. 1998. Locational issues in forest management. Location Science. 6 (1-4): 137-53.
  • EPSTEIN, R., et al. 1999. Use of OR systems in the Chilean forest industries. Interfaces. 29 (1): 7-29.
  • MARTELL, D.L., E.A. GUNN, and A. WEINTRAUB. 1998. Forest management challenges for operational researchers. European Journal of Operational Research. 104 (1): 1-17.
  • WEINTRAUB, A. 1996. Natural Resources. In Encyclopedia of operations research and management science, S.I. GASS and C.M. HARRIS, Editors. Kluwer: Boston [etc.]. p. 427-431.
  • WEINTRAUB, A. and B.B. BARE. 1996. New issues in forest land management from an operations research perspective. Interfaces. 26 (5): 9-33.
  • WEINTRAUB, A., et al. 2000a. Forest management models and combinatorial algorithms: analysis of state of the art. Annals of Operations Research. 96: 271-85.
  • WEINTRAUB, A.P., et al. 2000b. The impact of environmental constraints on short term harvesting: use of planning tools and mathematical models. Annals of Operations Research. 95: 41-66.
  • WRIGHT, S.J. Optimization [Accessed 11-04-2006]. Optimization. Encyclopaedia Brittanica. Available from online: [link to document]


  • BJÖRHEDEN, R., et al. 1995. Forest Work Study Nomenclature. Test Edition. SLU, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. Department of Operational Efficiency. Garpenberg, Sweden. 16 p. [go to document]