Wood Supply 4.0


Project Wood Supply 4.0
Smart Wood Supply Chain Management

The project aims to identify the potential of digitalized processes for operational and strategic optimization of roundwood supply chains. In Germany, these supply chains are often characterized by the cooperation of multiple actors, making efficient operations relying on timely and accurate data communication a challenge. Operational weaknesses at the different stages of the supply chain were explored by expert interviews and in workshops with stakeholders, and deficits in the availability of relevant data for the individual processes were identified as most crucial. Enhanced data communication across actors is to be tested within case studies of timber supply with different harvesting systems, while altered business models are to be discussed with the stakeholders.