Potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios: A conceptual study

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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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Production Management Systems
Subtitle of host publicationSustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings
EditorsMarco Taisch, Dimitris Kiritsis, Vittal Prabhu
PublisherSpringer New York LLC
Pages416-424
Number of pages9
ISBN (Electronic)9783642412653
StatePublished - Jan 1 2013
EventIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013 - State College, United States
Duration: Sep 9 2013Sep 12 2013

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume414
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

OtherIFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityState College
Period9/9/139/12/13

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Supply chains
Biomass
Industry
Supply chain
Scenarios
Logistics

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Information Systems and Management

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Thomchick, E. A., & Ruamsook, K. (2013). Potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios: A conceptual study. In M. Taisch, D. Kiritsis, & V. Prabhu (Eds.), Advances in Production Management Systems: Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings (pp. 416-424). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 414). Springer New York LLC.
Thomchick, Evelyn Ann ; Ruamsook, Kusumal. / Potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios : A conceptual study. Advances in Production Management Systems: Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings. editor / Marco Taisch ; Dimitris Kiritsis ; Vittal Prabhu. Springer New York LLC, 2013. pp. 416-424 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology).
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Thomchick, EA & Ruamsook, K 2013, Potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios: A conceptual study. in M Taisch, D Kiritsis & V Prabhu (eds), Advances in Production Management Systems: Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings. IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology, vol. 414, Springer New York LLC, pp. 416-424, IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems, APMS 2013, State College, United States, 9/9/13.

Potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios : A conceptual study. / Thomchick, Evelyn Ann; Ruamsook, Kusumal.

Advances in Production Management Systems: Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings. ed. / Marco Taisch; Dimitris Kiritsis; Vittal Prabhu. Springer New York LLC, 2013. p. 416-424 (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 414).

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Thomchick EA, Ruamsook K. Potential woody biomass supply chain scenarios: A conceptual study. In Taisch M, Kiritsis D, Prabhu V, editors, Advances in Production Management Systems: Sustainable Production and Service Supply Chains - IFIP WG 5.7 International Conference, APMS 2013, Proceedings. Springer New York LLC. 2013. p. 416-424. (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology).