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Potential Woody Biomass Supply Chain Scenarios: A Conceptual Study

Abstract : The interconnectivity among various business entities and physical functions of woody biomass supply chains requires a system-wide perspective. Extant studies largely focus on individual business units or sets of activities. This paper takes a supply chain perspective to gain an understanding of potential woody biomass supply chains. The study draws insights from an extensive review of literature to conceptualize potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios. Three woody biomass supply chain scenarios and associated logistics activities were defined from the analysis of literature content. They are woody biomass sourcing from forest product manufacturers, forest landowners, and biomass pre-processers. Findings suggest that woody biomass as a marketable commodity creates business opportunities for loggers and forest product manufacturers. In moving forward, infrastructure and technological development is vital, encompassing logging capability and transportation and industrial infrastructure.
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Evelyn A. Thomchick, Kusumal Ruamsook. Potential Woody Biomass Supply Chain Scenarios: A Conceptual Study. 20th Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2013, State College, PA, United States. pp.416-424, ⟨10.1007/978-3-642-41266-0_50⟩. ⟨hal-01452142⟩



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