Planning and Control Model for a Forest Supply Chain

C. Alayet, N. Lehoux, L. Lebel, M. Bouchard


This paper presents a mixed-integer linear program (MILP) for a planning problem of multiple activities in the forest industry. The model developed aims at maximizing the total profit of the value chain by optimizing operations in harvesting, transportation, storage, and production. The main motivations for the model is a need to better account for important factors in planning and control, such as quality, freshness, and species of wood products. These factors have a direct influence on costs and supply decisions. In particular, the model developed will improve forest product companies’ industrial processes by a better control over the wood fibre freshness. Furthermore, our model is designed for a context where multiple independent companies supply their raw material from the same sources. It can therefore be used as a support tool for collaboration between actors in a forest supply chain.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Alayet C., Lehoux N., Lebel L. and Bouchard M. (2013). Planning and Control Model for a Forest Supply Chain . In Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES, ISBN 978-989-8565-40-2, pages 5-13. DOI: 10.5220/0004202200050013

in Bibtex Style

author={C. Alayet and N. Lehoux and L. Lebel and M. Bouchard},
title={Planning and Control Model for a Forest Supply Chain},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Operations Research and Enterprise Systems - Volume 1: ICORES,
TI - Planning and Control Model for a Forest Supply Chain
SN - 978-989-8565-40-2
AU - Alayet C.
AU - Lehoux N.
AU - Lebel L.
AU - Bouchard M.
PY - 2013
SP - 5
EP - 13
DO - 10.5220/0004202200050013