Publication : Tactical and operational harvest planning
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The chapter focuses on the forest management decisions undertaken by the private industrial forestland owners concerning medium- and short-term forest planning. Firstly, the scope of forest tactical and operational planning is bounded by comparison with strategic planning as presented in this chapter and with the flow and transportation problems as they are presented in Chap. 9.
Then, the chapter describes singular tactical and operational harvest planning decision problems, with emphasis on its specific business decisions as well as the modelling and solution approaches often found in the literature. The problems covered include: scheduling of harvesting operations, machine system/team assignment, harvest sequencing, harvest service adjudication, extraction of the logs, bucking & sorting strategies. The chapter further addresses integrated planning problems, distinguishing between problems with anticipation decisions, used to accommodate the impact on/from other planning problems, and fully integrated problems with more than one type of business decisions.