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Title: U.S. Hardwood sawmill log procurement practices
Author: Andersch, Adrienn; Montague, Iris; Buehlmann, Urs; Wiedenbeck, Janice K.;
Source: BioResources. (10)1: 1224-1244.
Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Description: U.S. hardwood sawmill log procurement practices are evolving because of the recent economic recession, market and supply chain shifts, and changing landowner objectives, among other factors. The objective of this study was to characterize the log procurement practices of hardwood sawmills and to characterize the role that log brokers play in supplying the sawmill industry with raw material. To meet this objective, a mail survey on hardwood log procurement practices in the U.S. hardwood sawmill industry was conducted. Survey respondents highlighted several factors that had major effects on their businesses, including "increasing fuel and trucking cost," "high logging cost," "unpredictable log supply," "log shortages," "logger shortages," and "low log quality," among others.
Keywords: forest products supply chain, hardwood sawmills, log procurement, log broker
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Andersch, Adrienn; Montague, Iris; Buehlmann, Urs; Wiedenbeck, Janice K. 2015. U.S. Hardwood sawmill log procurement practices. BioResources. (10)1: 1224-1244.
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