Planning systems, agility and customisation in wood supply chains – results from six international case studies

Authors: Audy, Jean-FrançoisLeBel, Luc; Moreira, Matheus; Westlund, Karin; D'Amours, SophieRönnqvist, Mikael
Abstract: This paper is based on wood supply chain (WSC) data collected in six countries (Canada, Chile, France, Poland, Sweden, and USA) where a total of 94 local actors and experts were consulted. For each WSC studied, processes for operational plan-ning and execution of the procurement activities were mapped. Descriptions of the information, material and financial flows were also completed. Three basic designs of planning systems were identified, and for each design, a decision matrix was de-vised. WSC agility capabilities were assessed according to a four dimensions refer-ence model and compared with those theoretically required by the environment's uncertainties. When comparing location of the decoupling point, agility capabilities, and average order fulfilment cycle time of each WSC, it was possible to reinforce results found in the literature which state that supply chain agility is linked to shorter order fulfilment cycle time. Finally, the personalisation capabilities of each WSC were assessed and two key processes were identified where most of the product differen-tiation activities along a WSC occur.
Document Type: Article dans une conférence
Issue Date: 1 July 2013
Open Access Date: Restricted access
Document version: VoR
This document was published in: Council on Forest Engineering (COFE), (2013)
Collection:Autres articles publiés

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