A Lean Logistics Framework: Applications in the Wood Fiber Supply Process

Virginia Tech has completed a project for WSRI that considers the the application of Lean Thinking principles to the wood supply value chain.  Lean has been broadly applied to supply chains within a broad range of manufacturing settings but there is little documentation of it being applied to wood supply.  Their report explains Lean concepts and applies them to three wood supply case studies.  Virginia Tech also compares observations they made while collecting data for this project with findings from past WSRI research.

 

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