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Strategic and tactical options for manageing the quality and value of eucalypt plantation resources.

Turner, Philip (2001) Strategic and tactical options for manageing the quality and value of eucalypt plantation resources. In: Proceedings of the IUFRO Symposium, Developing the Eucalypt of the future, Chile 2001, 10th-15th September 2001, Valdivia, Chile.

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The paper outlines options for managing the quality and value of eucalypt plantation resources. It begins with the hypothesis that variation is the largest single issue with
regard to wood quality and that the extent of variation creates both the biggest problems and the greatest opportunities for maximizing the value of plantation
resources. It is argued that we need to understand the essential characteristics of the resource, the extent of quality variation and what drives it. The paper considers the primary factors defining quality and value for pulp fibre and solid wood industries and appropriate screening technologies designed to rapidly and efficiently characterize the quality of commercial forest resources. An option for deployment of the knowledge gained from resource characterization is also considered. It is proposed that the use of optimisaton systems that integrate information on resource quality and volume,
process constraints and end product requirements can offer a quantum leap in realizing the true value of the forest resource at strategic, tactical and operational
levels.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Additional Information: Pp.184
Uncontrolled Keywords: Eucalyptus trees; Plantations; Quality definition; Variation; Management; Screening; Strategy; Operation;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Engineering and the Built Environment
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 600 Technology > 630 Agriculture > > 634.9 Forestry
600 Technology > 650 Management & public relations > 658 General management
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
S Agriculture > SD Forestry
Item ID: 1911
Depositing User: RAE Import
Date Deposited: 28 May 2008 13:02
Last Modified: 28 May 2008 13:02
URI: http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/id/eprint/1911

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