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GreenLane – fast tracking value and resilience in industrial wood supply - modelling quality developmend

Subproject of: GreenLane – fast tracking value and resilience in industrial wood supply (GreenLane)

Project Leader
Kanzian Christian, Project Leader
Duration:
01.03.2019-28.02.2022
Programme:
ForestValue ERA-NET Cofund Call
EU-Project Instruments
Collaborative Project
Type of Research
Applied Research
Project partners
Oesterreichische Bundesforste AG, St.Johann/Pongau, Austria.
Function of the Project Partner: Partner
Staff
Holzleitner Franz, Project Staff
Holzfeind Thomas, Project Staff (bis 30.06.2021)
Böhm Stephan, Project Staff
Simon Pierre, Project Staff
BOKU Research Units
Institute of Forest Engineering
Funded by
Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism, Stubenring 1, A-1012 Wien, Austria
Abstract
Forest industries depend on a stable year-round supply of even log quality. GreenLane focuses on assortment-specific value-tracking in order to develop managerial responses giving improved mill customer value in the face of challenging climate scenarios. GreenLane builds on Era-Net MultiStrat (Multimodal Strategies 2016-2018) which quantified regional seasonality for harvesting production and transport, with the corresponding variation in lead times which drive roundwood value development. The development of multimodal strategies (combined use of road, rail and sea) provides the foundation for more efficient and resilient supply chains, which because of climate impacts on forest operations, are of growing importance. Even for natural disturbances such as windthrow with subsequent risk for bark beetle outbreaks, multimodal solutions provide the structural flexibility for efficient supply chain responses to such events. These solutions demand tighter management of lead time threshholds during critical seasons. GreenLane continues this work to further develop the competitiveness of European wood supply.
Goal - The overall goal of the project is to develop a virtual supply chain laboratory environment enabling value-tracking and interactive testing of harvesting and transport responses to challenging climate scenarios. The focus is on implementing weather-driven models for wood quality and availability. The study compares three European case study areas in continental, sub-arctic and oceanic conditions.
Output – The main output is to identify and quantify the combined potential of value-tracking and managerial responses for log quality, supply security and delivery costs under varying climate scenarios. The final output consists of best-practice guidelines for managerial response that improve the resilience of wood supply systems to climate change impacts including natural disturbances.

This sub-project focus on modelling of the quality development of saw and industrial timber and energy wood.
Keywords
Forest engineering; Forestry; Wood industry;
timber supply; timber quality; modelling; resilience; simulation;
Publications

Kanzian, C; Holzfeind, T; Böhm, S; Gobakken, L R; Baier, P; Kirisits, T; Westlund, K; Eliasson, L; Kogler, C; Rauch, P; Fjeld D (2021): GreenLane: Validated value development sub-models.

Finanziert von: EU; Bundesministerium für Landwirtschaft, Regionen und Tourismus, 57

Kanzian, C; Holzfeind, T; Baier, P; Kirisits, T; Gobakken, L R; Westlund, K; Rauch, P; Fjeld, D (2020): GreenLane IBM - integrating Insect, Blue stain and Moisture content prediction models for value tracking in supply chain simulation.
[NB Nord 2020: Forest operations for the future, Helsingør, Denmark, 22.09.2020 - 24.09.2020]

In: Björheden , R; Callesen, I (Ed.), NB Nord 2020: Forest operations for the future

Holzfeind, T; Kanzian, Ch; Westlund, K; Eliasson, L; Kogler, C; Rauch, P; Gobakken, LR; Fjeld, D; (2019): Technical note 2.1 - Assortment threshold tables. D2.1 for T2.1 in fulfilment of MS2 - Common frameworks for value tracking and managerial response.

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Westlund, K; Eliasson, L; Kogler, C; Rauch, P; Holzfeind, T; Kanzian, Ch; Gobakken, LR; Fjeld, D; (2019): Technical note 3.1 - Management response tables, D3.1 for T3.1 in fulfilment of MS2 - Common frameworks for value tracking and managerial response.

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