ILS 2012

Québec, Canada, 26 — 29 August 2012

ILS 2012

Québec, Canada, 26 — 29 August 2012

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THEMATIC SESSION: Value Chain Management in Natural Resources

Aug 29, 2012 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM

Location: VCH-2880

Chaired by Mikael Rönnqvist

3 Presentations

  • 02:30 PM - 03:00 PM

    Defining the Integrator-Supplier Concept for the Forest Supply Chain

    • Riadh Azouzi, presenter, Université Laval
    • Luc LeBel, Université Laval
    • Sophie D'Amours, Université Laval

    This paper seeks to map out and define the concept of Integrator-Supplier (IS), a mean towards integrative planning in the context of public forests management. Basically, the IS is an intermediary that opens the planning process to a broader variety of stakeholders including the government, the forest industry, regional and local organizations, recreational and tourism companies, and first nations. It is believe to enable a lean approach to conducting forest operations. The paper first presents a perspective about intermediation, coordination and collaboration in value chain. A methodology is then proposed to restructure the forest value chain using intermediaries when socioeconomic and environmental constraints are brought to the forefront and productivity should be redefined. The proposed methodology is illustrated using a case study in the province of Quebec, eastern Canada, a jurisdiction preparing for a major overhaul of its forest policies. Potential scenarios for which different actors in the supply chain assume the strategic role of IS are described. Our analysis indicates that the IS concept offers opportunities to improve the efficiency of the timber supply chain. It is proposed that the government entrusts to an IS the responsibilities of reconciling and executing tactical and operational plans.

  • 03:00 PM - 03:30 PM

    Integrating Optimization and Simulation for Supply Chain Tactical Planning in the Forest Products Industry

    • Mohsen Arabi, presenter, FORAC Research Consortium, Université Laval
    • Jonathan Gaudreault, FORAC Research Consortium, Université Laval
    • Mustapha Nourelfath, Université Laval
    • Jean Favreau, FPInnovations
    • Maxime Morneau-Pereira, Université Laval

    This paper addresses a tactical planning problem in a supply chain network in the forest products industry. We present a mathematical model that aims at integrating data coming from simulation tools (FPInterface and Optitek) with an optimization model (LogiOpt). This mathematical model aims at planning at the same time harvesting, transportation and production operations.

  • 03:30 PM - 04:00 PM

    The Complexity in the French Wood Supply Chain Reduction: A Traceability Perspective

    • Saikouk Tarik, presenter, Université Pierre-Mendès-France
    • Alain Spalanzani, CERAG UMR CNRS - University of Grenoble

    The Supply Chain (SC) represents a complex and dynamic open system characterized by a dissipative struc-ture and a positive entropy (Wang, 2008). To better understand the SC dynamic behavior, we present in this paper a conceptual framework to explain how the SC complexity can decrease the operational performance and the value-added creation. A review of the literature found that the SC positive entropy is a source of its inherent unnecessary uncertainty and its underperformance. Indeed, the non-linear interactions between the SC actors and their incapacity to share relevant information, represent a source of several entropic behavior. To achieve our research objective, and after presenting literature review of the complexity in the SC, we show that the incapacity to share relevant information and the ineffective traceability information management, can represent a am-plification source of the SC positive entropy. After this, we highlight how can a traceability system and automatic in-formation sharing process can reduce the Wood SC information dissipation and ameliorate the wood allocation. Then, we use empirical results from an European project "Indisputable Key", to highlight how RFID traceability system, can create a "negative entropy" in the Wood SC, and improve the wood allocation by quickly allowing companies to access to relevant wood information. The forest-wood sector is a low economical margin sector, any wood allocation im-provement would be a source of value added and a competitive lever for companies.