Toward digital twins for sawmill production planning and control : benefits, opportunities and challenges
Sawmills are key elements of the forest product industry supply chain, and they play important
economic, social, and environmental roles. Sawmill production planning and control are, however,
challenging owing to severalfactors, including, but not limited to, the heterogeneity of the raw material. The emerging concept of digital twins introduced in the context of Industry 4.0 has generated
high interest and has been studied in a variety of domains, including production planning and control...