Log Merchandizing Model Used in Mechanical Harvesting

  • Hamish Marshall
Part of the International Series In Operations Research amp; Mana book series (ISOR, volume 99)

Harvesting is a key component of the industrial forestry supply chain. One of the key decisions made during harvesting is how to cut the trees into logs. A number of mathematical models have been developed to optimally solve this problem. Increasingly around the world, harvesting of timber is becoming mechanized. This mechanization provides a platform for the use of state-ofthe- art measurement and monitoring technologies and the application of increasingly powerful on-board computers. These technologies are now allowing these log merchandizing models to increasingly be implemented in the forest during harvesting.


Supply Chain Dynamic Programming Forest Owner Master Problem Mechanical Harvesting 
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