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Flexible Wood Supply Chain

Objective

A number of studies indicate that the market demand for wood will lead to strong competition between the different wood industry branches. This is especially true in view of a globalised wood market, in which production is characterised by fast structural changes and concentration processes. Competition between different wood industries and the development towards large production units, as well as an often highly diversified forest owner structure, demands a flexible delivery of varying wood quantities and quality. This leads to high cost, which weakens the position of the European wood industry within a global market. In addition, hazardous environmental events, such as wind throws, forest fires or beetle attacks, have increased during the past years. There is strong evidence that hazardous environmental events will become even more frequent, leading to unforeseeable damage in forests and to excessive felling. Increased competition, natural risks and political and economical disturbances within a global market undermine the concept of a steady and predictable long term development of the forest sector. The challenge is to improve existing processes of the wood supply chain to the needs of wood industry under these changing conditions. In order to meet the market demands of an improved and flexible wood supply chain, novel logistic concepts must provide better information assessment on wood resources and enhance optimisation models. The proposed project would provide a better and faster response to the demands of the different wood industry branches, which will lead to an increase in value recovery.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/paper and wood

Call for proposal

FP7-KBBE-2009-3
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

ALBERT-LUDWIGS-UNIVERSITAET FREIBURG
Address
Fahnenbergplatz
79098 Freiburg
Germany
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 708 400
Administrative Contact
Barbara Koch (Prof.)

Participants (14)

University of Joensuu

Participation ended

Finland
Address
Yliopistokatu 2
80100 Joensuu
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Seppo Kellomäki (Prof.)
STIFTELSEN SKOGSBRUKETS FORSKNINGSINSTITUT - SKOGFORSK
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 323 500
Address
Uppsala Science Park
75183 Uppsala
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Gert Andersson (Mr.)
INSTITUT TECHNOLOGIQUE FCBA (FORETCELLULOSE BOIS-CONSTRUCTION AMEUBLEMENT)
France
EU contribution
€ 280 600
Address
10 Rue De Galilee
77420 Champs Sur Marne
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Anne Varet (Dr.)
ITA-SUOMEN YLIOPISTO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 171 600
Address
Yliopistonranta 1 E
70211 Kuopio
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Seppo Kellomäki (Prof.)
TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Finland
EU contribution
€ 301 900
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Irina Granfors (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE CORK - NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF IRELAND, CORK
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 242 600
Address
Western Road
T12 YN60 Cork
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mary Cusack (Ms.)
TreeMetrics Ltd
Ireland
EU contribution
€ 132 300
Address
Rubicon Centre, Cit Campus, Bishopstown
00 Cork
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Enda Keane (Mr.)
FORSTLICHE VERSUCHS- UND FORSCHUNGSANSTALT BADEN-WUERTTEMBERG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 262 800
Address
Wonnhaldestrasse 4
79100 Freiburg
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Franka Brüchert (Dr.)
NORGES MILJO-OG BIOVITENSKAPLIGE UNIVERSITET
Norway
EU contribution
€ 147 000
Address
Universitetstunet 3
1433 As
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Gunnar Jensen (Mr.)
UNIVERSITAET FUER BODENKULTUR WIEN
Austria
EU contribution
€ 68 400
Address
Gregor Mendel Strasse 33
1180 Wien
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Manfred Lexer (Prof.)
INSTYTUT BADAWCZY LESNICTWA
Poland
EU contribution
€ 125 400
Address
Braci Lesnej 3
05 090 Sekocin Stary
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Krystyna Szczepanska (Ms.)
CGI SVERIGE AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 113 400
Address
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164 98 Stockholm
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Magnus Eriksson (Mr.)
FORAN REMOTE SENSING AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 115 400
Address
Teknikringen 7
58330 Linkoping
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ulf Söderman (Dr.)
UNIVERSITE LAVAL
Canada
Address
Allee Des Bibliotheques 2345
G1V 0A6 Quebec
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Catherine Levesque (Ms.)